I did quite a bit of sewing yesterday - mainly finishing off things I had lying around. I spent a good deal of time trying to fix the tension on my Juki machine, looks like it may need a service. But it didn't take long to re-thread the overlocker, I am getting the hang of it now. So I felt better after the stress of Saturday.
One of the things I made was a set of bags for Biggie for the upcoming school year. He moves into second grade in April. He doesn't need a whole new set but since he needs one new bag ... I found this excellent material for him. It's Shinkansen (bullet train) material, a lovely navy blue like his school bag, and covered with lines like a subway station map. I thought it was cool and not too babyish. He agreed.
I like the little slogans "Shinkansen We get you there with time to spare" or "Shinkansen is the only way to go".
The fabric is made by Kokka and is an officially licensed product from Sanrio, only for sale in Japan.