I was delighted to be asked to make a zipper pouch for this month's Buddly Craft blog post with Kraft-tex a paper product which looks, feels and wears like leather but sews, cuts and washes like fabric. It is basically the same material as the label on denim jeans and they often seem to outlast the jeans themselves!
I stitched up a 'Back to School' pencil case for my son and was able to use a label from a well-known British supermarket, as he has the same name as their clothing range!
Should you not have had the foresight to name your child after a shop, then you can still personalise your Kraft-tex creations as it can be put through an inkjet printer, decorated with stamps or simply doodled on.
Pinterest is full of inspiration for this wonderful material
I'm now off to order some in each of the five colours available, especially the very gorgeous black!