If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that I've got three boys. ages seven, nine, and thirteen and if you read about our field trip to the Ape Caves, you might also remember that they're just a bit obsessed with all things sasquatch related.
Which inspired my For the Boys project, a backpack for lugging home library books.
I boxed the bottom and the whole thing is padded and lined and double-stitched. I've destroyed so many book bags over the years that if I'm going to make one it's going to be STRONG. My Nancy Drew Bag is still holding up to our weekly library runs, so I borrowed a lot of the same construction techniques.
I think I tend to get so giddy about the cute girly stuff on Pinterest that I forget how much neat boy stuff I've actually made for my sons over the years. There was the jet pack made from spray painted died Coke bottles. The dead fish hat and shark hat...the felted fireman hat...the dinosaur quilt... not to mention a whole lot of other quilts and sweaters.
This post is linked to I Gotta Try That, Sew Much Ado, Finish it Up Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Get Crafting Friday, Pinworthy Projects, and Freedom Fridays, Wonderful at Home, and Inspired Friday.