Project: Backpacks!

I’ve been super busy.  I can’t stay away from bag making. I especially love making backpacks for kids and I love the fabric selections that some of my customers pick out using a lot of my favorite designers.

► Amy Butler

How can you go wrong with these gorgeous prints from Amy Butler IMG_3105 IMG_3103 IMG_3116 IMG_3121

With this backpack, I also made a matching doll “Miss Tippy Toes” using a pattern from DollsAndDayDreams.  Cute!


-Morning Glory Linen (exterior)
-Cherry Wallflower (interior)
-Full Moon Dots in Cherry (exterior contrast)


This ruffle backpack was made using fabrics from Amy Butler as well.  Three ruffles in the front with personalization makes this backpack one of a kind. This backpack is on it’s way to little Molly.

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Fabrics (From the Soul Blossoms Collection):

-Laurel Dots Cherry from the Soul Blossoms Collection (interior)
-Buttercups in Spearmint (back)
-Peacock Feathers in Bright Pear (front)

► Robert Kaufman

I was asked to make a backpack using Robert Kaufman’s Superhero Panel Bright Newspaper in aqua.  Fortunately, I was asked to make the large backpack version which worked out well because I needed to utilize a lot of the prints on the fabric and be able to align the pattern pieces somehow.

The prints are huge but very colorful (including colors as blue, black, red, grey, orange, yellow and white).  I was concerned I could not make the backpack work using this panel, but to my surprise, I was able to fussy cut pieces w/o compromising a lot of the pictures.

From this 1 yard panel…

Michael Miller's Super Hero Fabric Panel
Superhero Panel Bright Newspaper in Aqua

…to this awesome looking backpack!

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I think the grey/white chevron print looked good with it. I loved how it all turned out.

I love when my customers pick the fabrics of their choice and want me to make that one of a kind backpack for them for that special little boy or girl.  Would you love to have a one-of-a kind backpack made for you?  Feel free to browse my Etsy shop for more ideas.

Now I’m off for more sewing. Come back to visit soon.

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