Teacher requested each child to take a small back pack.
I had just the pattern.
The back pack from the book Little Things to Sew.
The only grumble that I have heard about this pattern is the it is too small, perfect!
I used added a side pocket to hold Matilda's water bottle. I just used the front pocket pattern piece and added an elastic casing to the top.
I also sewed a piece of wide elastic into the side seams to support the bottle.
I went crazy with interfacing. I had a bundle of that nasty stiff stuff you use for hats and I interfaced ALL the pieces of the main and the lining.
My zipper choice, a very old metal teeth one, was a wee bit short so I filled the gap with some cotton webbing.
Along with topstitching everything I think this just added to the sturdiness of the finished product.
A metal loop and an ear tag made a good zipper pull.
I was advised to pad the arm straps but I didn't have any wadding.
I will next time, Tilly said it did cut in a bit.
The strap adjusters were from an old school bag.
I sewed it up in a very old, very thick piece of canvas that was given to me.
The piping was the last of the neon pink sent to me my sewing gal-pal Britters.
The bird stencil was found on Google and a freezer paper jobby.
The inspiration was all Pinterest.
|Trixie wearing a 2+2 blouse, Sailboat pants, Purl Soho winter bonnet and I will get back to you on the cardy.|
It is, however, a very good pattern and has really good instructions.
I did not enjoy sewing it, not one bit, but I will make another... one day.
I would never, ever complain about buying a bag again. These things are a lot of work.
However, this is one study little bag and it is getting a lot of use.
I really like the water bottle holder. The bag is very comfy and works well.
I really like the bird and the pink, rosey lining.
Lots of people in my class commented on my bag. They said they really liked it and my teacher said I was very spoilt.
That made me feel happy and joyful.
If I got to have another one, I would like it a bit bigger so I could use it for school. Maybe a blue, purple and pink one?
Maybe, just maybe...another one for Christmas.