Melissa from Polka Dot Chair shares a tutorial at Riley Blake Designs showing how to make her Simple Summer Backpacks. They’re easy enough to make that you could whip a few out in an afternoon. Or, a child learning to sew could make this with your guidance. They’re made from two coordinating quilting cottons. She gives them fun nautical appliques (templates available from her blog). Go to Riley Blake Designs for the tutorial.
[photo from Polka Dot Chair on Riley Blake Designs]