Monday, July 22, 2013

Vintage Style Backpack Tote

Remember this fabric that I got in Japan? I finally made something for Jenny B! I made it about a month ago but then my family came right after so I couldn't photograph it or blog it till today. She said I could make anything and I wanted to really show off the fabric. It had to be a big item. This bag pattern by Amy Butler called Vintage Style Backpack Tote was a perfect idea for it. The pattern called for a big front pocket but not only did I not have enough fabric but I would have had to cover up one of the little people or match them up perfectly. The outside fabric is like a linen cotton blend and the inside is a canvas. I didn't use any interfacing except for the straps. I didn't interface the whole thing because I didn't want it to be heavy and bulky.
Jenny B is a school teacher for the military in Japan so I think (and hope) she'll get a lot of use from this bag! If she needs her hands free she can wear it as a back pack. The straps are adjustable (velcro).
The back strap loops.
I grabbed something heavy and random from my sewing room to show the space inside and what it looks like when on the back with something heavy in it. Below I had Emily (fresh from the back yard in her bathing suit) hold the bag so you can see the size of it relative to an 8 year old!
I hope you LOVE it Jenny B! 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I L.O.V.E. it soooo much! I cannot wait to use it!

Katelyn R. said...

Sooo Cute! I love that fabric and what a perfect way to use it.

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

I remember that fabric! Man... I'm so jelly of Jenny B. Great choice of fabric, it really makes the bag.

Kelly's Korner said...

VERY NICE!!! I like the handle at the top. I bet she'll love it!

Anonymous said...

PS. I am sooooooooo glad you decided against covering it with a pocket on the outside.

Jocelyn Clarin Richards said...

Super cute!

pearlswirl said...

It's super cute! I had a bag similar to that shape in elementary school but it had tweety bird on it and was made of denim and, now that i think back on it, it was just extremely 90's, and not in a good way. But this one is waaaay cuter! :)

Corinnea said...

I love it!! The fabric is hilarious. Jenny B is very lucky!

Jules said...

LOVE it!!! Super cute fabric! YSFT!!!

Jessica said...

That is some awesome fabric. I really like what you did with it!

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