Kindergarten (OR – I can’t believe my son is going to school!)

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I can’t believe my little boy started Kindergarten.  He was a tad nervous since he was going to a new school (no more preschool), but still very excited.  We took a little trip to the school last week to meet his teacher and as he put it “see where they keep the milk and toys, oh, and the potty” — all very important things when you’re five.  After meeting his teacher, he wasn’t so nervous and we set out to one of my favorite fabric stores to let him pick out fabric for the backpack I promised to make.

This is what he picked out!


Echino – Cars in Turquoise

I love it!  So him – especially since his current favorite show is Top Gear (he watches it with daddy).

To make his backpack, I used Rae’s (from Made By Rae) Toddler Backpack pattern.  I had to enlarge it a bit since I wanted to accommodate normal sized folders and books.  I simply increased the width by 2″ and height by 3″ all over.  I made this backpack (unmodified) last year and I loved it.  So did my son.

Here’s the finished backpack!

Echino - Cars in Turquoise
Echino - Cars in Turquoise

I decided to use some extra strong denim thread for the straps and bottom of the bag.  It also added a lovely decorative quality.  I do like how the stitching turned out!

Echino - Cars in Turquoise

So, backpack made.  Time for new shoes.  Here’s what he picked out!

Echino - Cars in Turquoise

Then off to pick up a lunchbox (to bring his snack in) with dad.  Don’t forget to pack a healthy snack!

Echino - Cars in Turquoise

Here’s one little boy – excited and ready for school!

Echino - Cars in Turquoise

Don’t forget the picture for the teacher!

Echino - Cars in Turquoise

I had to throw in this photo.  My husband on his first day of Kindergarten next to my son on his first day.  Two different schools, two different towns, but two very similar boys!

Echino - Cars in Turquoise

5 Comments on Kindergarten (OR – I can’t believe my son is going to school!)

  1. Tanya
    September 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM (7 years ago)

    Your son has great taste in fabric! And that backpack pattern is the best! It’s one of my go-to items when I need to whip up a cute birthday gift.

  2. Peasant Gourmet
    September 9, 2010 at 8:53 PM (7 years ago)

    Watch out, the time just starts flying by now. They grow up so fast!

  3. Anna
    September 9, 2010 at 9:52 PM (7 years ago)

    super cool backpack. the son/father pic comparison, holy cow, what similarities!

  4. K.D. Mullen
    September 10, 2010 at 2:29 PM (7 years ago)

    So cute!!! –Both your son and the backpack. I love the color combo. The brown piping looks so great. I have the pattern but have been afraid to try it because piping is scary to me!
    Great job!


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