Where I live, school starts on August 6th, which is a mere 3 weeks away! Have you started thinking about school supplies for your children yet? Instead of spending money at big box stores on products that are far from eco-friendly, consider making some of your own school supplies! Here are 5 projects to get you started:
1. DIY Backpacks
Backpacks can be super expensive at big box stores, not to mention poorly made. Instead, make your child their own backpack using tutorials from Sew Can Do (pictured above) and Make It Do (pictured below). You can make them using your child’s favorite colors, fabrics, etc., for a lot less!
To make these even more eco-friendly, choose organic or vintage fabrics and organic cotton batting instead of conventional batting, since most batting is made from petroleum products. If you’d like to skip the (usually petroleum-based) stabilizer, use a heavier fabric like organic denim or corduroy.
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[Photos in order of appearance: Sew Can Do and Make It Do, used with permission]