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cooper backpack

Added Dec 13, 2013

by cathytxtwfr

Ouidah, Benin

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My cooper backpack (variation 2) from Colette Patterns made of canvas (i think?) and synthetic leather.
An easy make, but take note if you are not using a flat slider – the instructions don’t account for it. My slider had an obvious right/wrong side and I had to do a bit of guessing and playing around so that the slider would face the correct side. I also found it difficult to use an awl to create holes for the rivets. It was much easier to use a tiny punch and punch out the spots instead. The rivets slid in easily and I didn’t have to fight to get them in. I wish this bag had some zippers, especially for the main part, but it still holds things nicely. It’s just me who is paranoid about pickpockets or things falling out accidentally. I do love all the pockets though as there are at otal of 8 (!). That’s a lot, and so this bag holds my keys, wallet, umbrella, phone, scarf, sweater, and chapstick perfectly. I also felt so stylish wearing this when compared to all the “regular looking” backpacks out there. Overall I am very pleased with my first bag make.

I have more photos and wrote more in my blog here: http://cathywu.com/journal/kalali/2013/12/12/cooper-backpack-bag/

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    Dec 13, 2013, 03.16 PMby plantpredator

    I love this backpack! You’ve made it in my favourite colour :) I think I may have to make a matching one in the near future, its so cute!

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