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a backpack

Added Aug 22, 2010

by Zyanya Walker

Sydney, Australia




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made this backpack out of a grey pillow case and white/grey striped fabric.
I dont even know why I made it! just felt like it one day. Im not even a backpack kind of person. And it was meant to be bigger. since i though it would be good for when my bag is heavy to not wreck my one shoulder! but it turned out a bit smaller, sort of rendering it pointless. oh well. it is pretty cute though.
I sewed a patch pocket on the front. trimmed the flap with stripy fabric. it has a little loop also made out of the stripy fabric to attach to the green button. the bag is lined with the stripy fabric. i put button holes along the top, then threaded the straps through it as a drawstring. it also allows the straps to be adjustable. and i realised i dont even need to untie the knot to get things out since it just open out when not being worn.
i guess ill try it out and see if i like backpacks. they just feel weird!
maybe ill sell it! if anyone likes it a lot id love to sell it!

I did not use a pattern just my super skilzzzzzzz.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jun 26, 2011, 04.20 PMby paauulaj


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    Aug 23, 2010, 04.01 PMby lala86

    so cute!

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    Aug 22, 2010, 06.12 PMby Rachel Parish

    love love love. i would use this for class. i’m usually not a backpack person either (i lug around a tote bag constantly) but it would be super cute.

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    Aug 22, 2010, 04.06 PMby jude66

    this is very cute :)

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    Aug 22, 2010, 03.33 PMby diyraven

    you definitely have serious skilzzzzz. this bag is super cute!! i’m such a sucker for stripes.

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    Aug 22, 2010, 02.52 PMby sunriseruby

    I’m a backpack person and I love it!

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    Aug 22, 2010, 12.26 PMby keren

    Cute! I like the stripes and the bow at the front. I’m also not a backpack person but it really is cute.

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