Added Dec 13, 2013
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/