I thought I was so clever by ripping out the monogram and throwing it in the wash - that would surely remove the stitch marks ...
As you can see, my attempt was in vain. John has been going to school with a mutilated bag which, bless him, he doesn't seem to mind. He is still in the stage of enjoying having Henry's things.
I just had to do something but I wasn't sure what (that mommy guilt will get ya sometimes). I tossed around making this back pack by Made By Rae but who am I kidding ... I just don't have time right now. A quick fix was in order. I pulled a few pieces fabric from my stash (and let John pick which one he wanted and immediately got to work.
It's still a little rough but it does the job. John is just tickled. Now the only elephant in the room (as far as I'm concerned) is on his backpack instead of what was once on it.
Mommy guilt in check - second hand is repurposed - oh happy day!