|Not-so-big backpack pattern by Melissa Frantz|
from Stitch Magazine Fall 2010 issue.
....so I did!!
I used a pattern in Stitch Magazine's Fall 2010 issue.
It was very easy to follow. The pattern didn't have a lining or base but I added them in anyway. I don't like exposed seems, maybe that's why I haven't got into clothes making!!
This is the back. When I was making the back I had a look on the web for photos as there wasn't any in the pattern and I was finding it hard to picture it in my head how do it. I had trouble finding any, so here is mine. It worked out fine, don't know what I was worried about!
Hmm, you may notice the zip. I made the mistake of buying a zip that went all the way to the tape at the end and then had a huge gap at the pull end. So there is a gap. I may get tricky yet and sew something over it.
I love the pocket. The pattern doesn't call for it but I lined it, couldn't help myself.
I'm really happy with it. All up it took about a day, but would probably be less made in one sewing session without distractions.
I used a fat quarter for the pockets and straps with a little bit over and the jeans are an old pair of the hubby's.
I'll be back into purse making this week. I've been buying more of Keyka Lou's patterns. Just bought the brand new one. Couldn't help myself!!