Monday, September 5, 2011

Gym Bag Appliqué

The first day of school is only two days away.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer and am not sure I am ready to send the kids back to school, but they are ready.  In fact we may have a problem, my 2 year old has been walking around the house with a backpack saying "school"...she insists she is going.

With only one day to prepare for school I decided to look at the school supply list.  Thankfully the school provides most of them.  On my list, gym bag.  I was planning on sewing one for my daughter (my son has one I purchased off Etsy a couple years ago - the store is no longer in business).  However, while I was shopping the other day I saw one my daughter would love for a great price.  The only thing left to do is put her name on it.  Of course I could write her name on the inside with marker, this is how I do most of her items, but I thought this one needed something special.

I found a scrap of fabric that is a perfect match, and ironed interfacing to the back of it for stability then cut our her name.  I used Microsoft Word to create the template for her name.  After the letters were cut out I simply used a zigzag stitch to appliqué them on.  I think it looks great.  I hope she likes it!

Close up of her name:

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