O's class recently started swimming lessons at the local YWCA, and it seemed he needed a special wet bag to put his things in. A regular plastic bag did not seem to offer enough incentive to not just throw his damp towel and swim trunks right in his regular backpack...
I suggested a drawstring backpack, and he requested that it be Star Wars, specifically with a light saber on it. The original plan was to applique one on, but when E. and I made a quick trip to Joann's a few weeks back, I spotted this comic print and knew he'd love it. He'd just gotten this old Return of the Jedi graphic novel at Goodwill and thought it was pretty cool.
I also changed the pocket to use an inset zipper, like this. My zipper was 9" long, so I added 2" to the PUL I used to line the pocket.
The one change I would make next time would be to cut the outer a bit longer and the lining shorter, so that the casing was just the outer fabric folded to the inside. The PUL is a bit bulky to close, especially with the fabric from the seam allowance taking up room as well. It's still functional, though, and O. likes it a lot. So far he has come home every week with the wet stuff IN it. Yay!