No, that’s not a typo. I suppose I could have said sack or receptacle. But that’s not as fun.
Last week, Konik and I were in the fabric store (buying my pristine cardboard cutting mat) and I spied a roll of Curious George fabric in the remnant bin. For a little boy who loves monkeys, Curious George is tops. I checked the remnant and it was just a little under a yard. Definitely enough to use for something. For the next several days, Konik pestered me about what I was going to make out of it. I didn’t give him any hints because I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it. At first I considered a pillow case, but… meh. He has pillowcases. He kept begging me, “Don’t cut George!” So what could the boy use?
Then I remembered when I was a kid, my Aunt E made me a bag to keep my sleeping bag in. I still have it and use it (Thanks, Aunt E!)! It’s a little faded and dingy, but it has served its purpose well for the past 25 or so years. Konik got a sleeping bag for Christmas and really didn’t have anywhere to keep it, nor does it have any straps or ties to keep it rolled up. It’s kind of a pain. But a bag! He could use that.
The sewing is so easy it’s barely worth mentioning. I put in some elastic on one end to be the top and then sewed up the side and bottom. Done!
And I didn’t even have to cut George.
You’re making me wish my boy was a little guy again! I used to drag him to the craft store and let him pick train or truck fabric and make pillowcases. He still uses some of them (don’t tell anyone). The bag bag is a great idea!
Aww! What’s he into now? Maybe he needs some kind of video game pillow cases in the rotation. 😉
Nice job! Way to keep George from the trauma of the scissors. Mr. Konik looks thrilled with his new bag bag. You’re an awesome mama.
haha I was impressed myself at a no-cut project! Yep, he loves it and drags the whole kit and kaboodle around with him. 😀