Today I am linking up with Tara again for her Monday Made It series and Miss Nelson for her Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It linky!
Daily 5 Book Study for grades 1-3. I will be hosting the last chapter so I have been busy at work reading, taking notes and working on ideas. This week is Chapter 3 and it covers Good Fit books and using book boxes to store the books.
So I decided to make my own book bags. I looked around to see what other people were using and a lot of people really like these from Really Good Stuff.
So I looked at the dimensions and created a simple pattern in my head. I went to the fabric store and picked out some fun fabric to go with my beach/surf theme.
I decided since I hadn't made one before I better practice with some fabric I already had in case I didn't like it.
I found this in my fabric drawer.
I forgot that I had it and didn't realize I had so much! I almost like it better than the new fabric!!
So I decided on the dimensions and just layed it out and cut a simple shape.
I added a cute little surfboard name tag that I made...
and had my model try it out.
We fit 8 good sized books in there.
I think they will work great!! But now I am in a dilemma. Do I use the fabric that I bought for the book bags originally or go back and buy more of this fabric?? I love the bright colors, but my daughters love the print. They said it was more kid friendly. Which do you like??
Thoughts, ideas, comments are greatly appreciated!!
Either way I love that I will have book bags for my classroom that can be hung up out of the way.
Don't forget to link up your craftiness over at Tara's blog 4th Grade Frolics and Run Miss Nelson's Got The Camera!