After the heaviness of the past few days, I needed a little lighthearted sewing project to help take my mind off things. Gardening helps, too, but it's too soaking wet out there for me. This time, I decided on a project for Perry.
When he started taking piano lessons back in January, it became abundantly clear that some sort of bag or satchel or holding device would be necessary to contain the six slippery lesson books he needed to bring with him to class each week. And after having had them slip out of our hands and fall onto the floor for two months straight, it was finally time to put something together. The idea for this little design came together pretty quickly and he was very excited about it.
The construction is really simple: Two rectangles sewn up the sides, the back piece bigger so that it flaps over the front, and a long strap stitched to either side. I added some rows of turquoise stitching to the top, and the treble clef and the piano keys were cut loosely from fabric then top-stitched to the front. I wanted it to be a little rough and playful and not too plain.
He thinks it's just right. Someone else liked it, too. Can you guess who that was? Can you guess who wants me to make her one, too? That's right, and she's already picked out the fabric.