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

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