In less than one month at the ripe age of two, K will start preschool. The school year starts in April and you can start pre-preschool (two days a week) the fiscal year you turn three. K turns three at the end of April, putting him at the older end of his class. But to me, he still seems so little. The bus will pick K up at 7:53 and drop him off at 2:26. This is going to be a huge adjustment for both of us, but he's going to love it and I'm going to love the time to relax and focus on the new baby.
For preschool K needs a number of bags and such that parents have the option of buying or making. I'm sure you can guess that I'm opting to make them. K, Y and I went to the fabric store together and I told K that he can pick out any fabric he wants for his school bags. He couldn't decide between Thomas, cartoon Shinkansen, and the more realistic Shinkansen. We bought them all, as well as some lining and accent fabrics. Ahhh, so fun.
I started by making his book bag, not to be confused with the school backpack. This bag is solely for books. The school gave us loose sizing guidelines for this bag. I followed them adding a few extra centimeters on either end for seam allowances, as well as for any mistakes along the way (see below).
The cartoon Shinkansen was the cutest fabric, in my opinion, so I chose that for this bag. I cut out my rectangles for the outside of the bag, as well as the lining and then two rectangles in the accent fabric to go at the bottom of the bag.
Because I think it's adorable, here is a photo of K in his uniform. I had to do some minor adjustments, and hadn't yet done them when I took this photo, but I don't think you can tell too much. Eeek!! My baby's wearing a uniform!!