Sunday, July 4, 2010

Wonky Backpack

Lil' Miss has a large collection of backpacks
1 for pre-school
1 for weekend outings
at least 3 soft backpacks for.. well.. for.. I don't even know what they're for.. They're just there.

Most of them are gifts.. in fact.. wait.. ALL of them were gifts.

Lil' Master on the other hand, has NO backpacks. Poor guy. I thought he could get a hand-me-down from the sis.. then I realised, the backpacks Lil' Miss has are either uber-red, uber-pink or uber-girly.

So what's a mum to do?

Sew one, of course!

Going through my stash, I found white flannel. Oooo.. Soft.. perfect for baby boys (he's 13 months).
Zip - check
Interface - check
Found the plastic pieces to adjust the back strap (what do you call em'?) buckles?

To personalise the backpack, I thought trying out machine applique would be fun. So I made out the pattern of a train. Made it with scraps that I had.. and fussy cut one of my other flannel fabric (yes, I admit.. I bought quite a bit of local flannel) with prints of a bear.

Loved the way it turned out.

2 hours and much grunting, sobbing and tugging later, lesson learnt was... sewing through interfacing and rounded corners is SO DIFFICULT. *sob*

The end result was kind of 'wonky'...Lil' Master didn't mind though (I think).

Oh, the other thing...I couldn't figure out how to line the bag! .. the inside is well, kinda messy. Wanna see?

Nah, let's not scare you off :P

I'll have to attempt the backpack again... hopefully this time it'll be less wonky. After all, Lil' Master needs to catch up in his collection of backpacks :)

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