Sweet Pea started at his Kindergarten today. He was a little unsure, but really enjoyed himself some of the time. Happily I can stay until he is completely settled, and I think it could be a few more sessions before he’s there on his own, but he’ll get there in his own time.
I made him some bags to take with him – a simple drawstring number for his spare clothes, and a little messenger bag for his snack and drink.
For the messenger bag I used Zaaberry’s excellent tute. For the final stage – sewing the whole thing together – I did it the other way round to the way she suggests. I turned the outer bag inside out, tucked the strap and flap inside, and put the lining inside, right sides together. It was really easy, and I’m guessing maybe easier than trying to stretch the lining round the outside of the whole thing. It’s a great little bag, the perfect size for a pre-schooler, and only took a couple of hours.