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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ben 10 Backpack and School uniform

Summer vacation is over and school season kick started. Going back to school after a month's vacation is not very cool for kids. So just a week before the School reopening I decided that Aryan must have his new backpack for his first day of school.  With my shop orders lined up I had very less time to sew a backpack and his new uniform.  I guess sometimes you just have to force yourself to make time.  He loves BEN 10 and I had promised to make Ben 10 backpack long back. 

My son was really excited about his new backpack & new uniform and after seeing them, he was very happy and geared up for his first day at school

The short sleeve uniform shirt fits him perfectly. I love all details and how it turned out (Front pocket with school label, back yoke, sturdy collar).

I choose to make a simple and convenient pattern for backpack with little time in hand . As you know I love recycling. This backpack was made from an old Jean same like Owly backpack                  
This was the first time I was working with pipping.  I had gotten few plastic pipes long back, which I was thinking to use for bags. Gosh! I had a hard time to sew it around. But I'm very happy the way it turned out - Stiff to hold the shape.

When Aryan knew I was making the Ben10 backpack for him ; he was behind me every now and then asking " Mama, is it ready"  When the backpack was ready, he was so happy to see it and he was wearing it the whole day. It feels so nice to make things for kids that they really like.

I have added the adjustable straps and I padded the strap with cotton batting so it sits perfectly and comfy on his shoulder.  Roomy interior with little open pocket (I just forgot to take the photo from inside).  Ben 10 photos are washable sticker appliqu├ęd on the front.
Overall this was done in less time and fits perfectly for my boy.  It felt great to make for my little one.