Fourth grade bags

Fourth grade!
Fourth grade!

Sidra is starting fourth grade today!

I made him a new set of bags and pouches for his school needs. Every elementary school student in Japan has this set, consisted of a book bag, a shoes bag, and a pouch for lunch napkin. I’ve made him a set of bags with grey robot print fabric two years ago when he entered second grade. Now all those bags already have holes or ripped at the corners.

Since he is a big boy now, Sidra didn’t want all those cute print fabric anymore, he wanted all his bags in camo print. I bought this camo print fabric in Yuzawaya. It was medium weight cotton and if you look closely, the pattern is actually consisted of little figures playing different sports activity.

The book bag and shoes bag are lined with quilted cotton. I only had enough lining for the book bag, so I cut Sidra’s old book bag and used the quilted fabric for lining the shoes bag. Recycling is good!

The napkin is just a rectangle with all the sides folded and topstitched. I also added a tissue pouch in the set.

Sidra looked like such a big boy when he went to school this morning. So different from this little kid who went to his first day in elementary school not so long ago. I almost can’t believe that my baby is now in fourth grade!

School bags and pouches
School bags and pouches

Shoe bag Shoe bag

Book bag Lunch pouch

  • Kendra

    what are the dimensions of the bags? I will be moving to Japan this year with my 5 year old son and would like to have these bags made before we go, as he will need them right away. Thanks!

    • http://verypurpleperson.com Novita

      The book bag is about 30×40 cm, I forgot about the others but usually there’s no particular measurements.

      • Kendra

        Thank You!

  • http://www.little-project.com zhing

    how funny that he picked such a grown up print!! :) oh kids they grow up too fast! :)

  • Marilyn

    WoW Sidra’s grown so much!! My son is about 6 months younger, so I know how you feel! They are growing so fast! You are an awesome mom, I love the set! I am sure Alex would love a set like that too!!

  • http://staceycansew.wordpress.com stacey

    very inspiring. I started sewing pencil box and coin pouches. now I am inspired to sew a full set!

  • http://yuanitacik.blogspot.com/ yuanita

    beruntungnya Sidra…. mamanya pinter berkreasi ^^

  • http://Theknittingprincessandthepea.bloodspot.co.uk/ Alice

    Those bags are really objects of beauty. How talented you are!
    And just how cool Sidra is! Good luck, Sidra!

  • http://www.sewmelove.com Neeno

    So cool!!!! Lucky boy!

  • http://lizajanesews.blogspot.com liza jane

    You’re such a cool mom :)

  • http://oonaballoona.blogspot.com oonaballoona

    i can’t believe it either. weren’t you posting his very first model-perfect shot on a newly born burdastyle just last week?

    happy belated birthday sidra, and happy fourth grade!

    • verypurpleperson

      Sidra said, “I remember you made me a shoulder bag with robot print when I was little.” What do you mean when you were little?? It was just four years ago!!

  • http://gingermakes.wordpress.com Ginger

    Hooray for 4th grade! These bags are so neat– I would have loved to have them on the first day of school!

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you! It is so neat here, every activities have their own designated bags. There are book bag, shoes bag, lunch bag, pianica bag, recorder bag, art bag, etc. So many bags!