Friday, April 30, 2010
My niece, Binnie, came up with the idea for this project, and I got to find the embroidery design, and sew it. There is a plastic sheet usually used for hand embroidery sewn into the back for strength and to keep the shape. The ribbon handle can hang on a door knob, hook, or drawer pull. For the next one, I will probably use cording instead of ribbon--books can be heavy!
The embroidered section in front is a pocket for small books that sits on top of a larger pocket for bigger ones. Binnie's idea was for the kids to not only have a place to put the books they have chosen for bedtime reading, but also to give them a sense of independence and control.
I did the embroidery for the book bag on my Brother Pacesetter. I do love that machine. I had it in for a tune-up recently, and the guy acted as though I had brought in an original Singer pedal machine. It's not THAT old! It does both regular sewing and embroidery incredibly well. I will not be replacing it despite the repair person's nasty insinuations.
It is rather fitting that I made this since I almost always give Binnie's kids books as gifts. If you are thinking of getting some little person a book, take a look at David Wiesner's Three Little Pigs. He does the traditional tale in a whole new and fun way. It's not your mama's three little pigs tale!
You all can probably figure out the design if you want to try one. Give a shout in the comment section if you need any info.