Taking a Break to Sew for My Family: Three Custom-made Totes!

After I finally made my son’s i-pad bag, I realized my kids needed totes as well as cross-body bags.

The kids all started new after-school classes in January. Suddenly, they all had lots of new gear. My daughters both got two pairs of dance shows for their dance class, which they had to carry once a week. My son received a bulky martial-arts uniform with special shoes for his bi-weekly wu-shu lessons. The flimsy plastic bags they intended to use didn’t look sturdy enough, and so … mom to the rescue! I let them each chose fabrics in their favorite colors and patterns. Another week of sewing went by, and this is what they got:

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