I got to break out my sewing machine again this month. And I’m pleased to say that my meager skill set is improving.
I made a backpack for His Majesty last fall (which is when the first two photos below were taken, and as I look at these, I can not believe how fast he is growing up. It is unreal), using this amazing tutorial from Indietutes. When I say amazing, I mean it, y’all. I have such a pathetic resume of sewing skills right now, but last fall, I was completely clueless (My husband had to thread my machine for me… true story), and yet, I was able to not only figure this out, but do a pretty decent job. Not perfect, but certainly passable. My son loves it.
As soon as I presented it to him, I immediately knew I wanted to make one for His Majesty’s “Beft Fwend” (for those of you who don’t speak toddler, that would translate to “Best Friend”), and I’ve been planning this project ever since. As much as he adores her, I do, too. She was the first little girl born to any of my close friends after a slew of boys, so she has always been somewhat of a novelty, and seeing her grow and watching her adorable flirty antics just makes my day every time I see her. She’s a one of a kind kid, so it’s only right that she receive a one of a kind backpack.
I ironed on the flower patch after I’d cut out the pattern and ironed on the fusible interfacing, as I felt it would be easier to do that than to do it after completing the entire project.
I am so pleased with how this came out. My skills have definitely improved since I made His Majesty’s dinosaur backpack. Best Friend really seemed to like it, too. She put it on as soon as she opened it, and, as expected, it looked absolutely adorable on her. It’s the perfect size for a toddler, and, while it won’t hold a whole bunch of stuff, it will hold a snack, or a stuffed bunny, or a pink puppy.
Happy Birthday to His Majesty’s Beft Fwend. We love you!!