This was a bit of a scary challenge for me. I really wanted to design Karaia's scripture bag all on my own. But translating a pattern from your head onto paper and then to fabric was very intimidating for me. I didn't want to end up with something I or she would be embarrassed about.
First things first, a trip to the fabric store. Because she was turning 8 and because I had been trying to loosen my reigns a bit and let her make her own choices and, most importantly, because this was HER bag and I wanted her to love it I let her pick out a few fabric combinations completely on her own and then I helped guide her on a few others.
When we were done with this process we had about 5 different fabric combinations. I asked her to pick one from the five. As it turns out Karaia and I have very different taste preferences. What she picked was cute, it just wasn't what I would have chosen.:) But then she added one more fabric pattern, polka dots, and it brought it back into my world.
Now the hard part. Taking what I had drawn for a pattern and translating it to fabric.
Thankfully, I think it turned out pretty cute.
Two pockets on the side for pencils, a pocket in the front, and a zipper pocket in the back.
The best part? Karaia loves it. That's all I wanted it to achieve. Happy Birthday Karaia