So, it doesn’t matter how many kids you have (well, I am not testing that theory, stopping at three), each one will come up with something new to keep you on your toes!
Our baby J has discovered how to (almost) outsmart his parents by hiding his socks all over the place, to avoid putting them in the laundry. Under the couch is a favorite spot, where I once found a full ten pairs! Under the sink also works…
While I play catch-up chasing him to get those stinky socks into the laundry hamper, I decided to make it easier for him by labeling our baskets with signs that a pre-reader can use.
The cute labels I originally made when I set up our laundry area wouldn’t work for J, since he hasn’t learned how to read yet. I thought of using pictures for the labels, but we are encouraging him to figure out his letters, so I thought these labels, with both letters and visual cues, would be perfect.
In truth, I am not sure how much these labels will motivate our little monkey, but at the very least, they are brightening up our laundry room!
I folded the fabric in half lengthwise, with wrong sides together, and sewed down the length to make a tube. I flipped the tube so that the right sides were together and then sewed another seam to create a neat hidden French seam.
Next, I sewed the bottom of the bag closed.
At each bottom corner, I folded the fabric and sewed across the corner to make a flat bottom for the bag:
To attach the handle, I ironed a hem at the top and tucked the ribbon for the strap under the hem.
Then, I sewed down the top hem, with extra stitching around the handles.
And here are the finished bags! Now, Batman and Superman can be stylish and practical!
Yes, yes, our third of three (do we get a special trophy?) Pokemon birthday parties is in the planning stages. I try to give our guests one special party favor that has more lasting power than a bunch of smaller … Continue reading →