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the ultimate college backpack

Added Aug 4, 2008

by gfreek27

Muncy, Pennsylva...






last summer, i went to lycoming college for this week long business camp thing, and they had these vertical backpacks in their bookstore. i’d never seen anything like them, so i bought one. for the entirety of my senior year in high school, everyone thought i was going to lycoming college because the name was printed on the front. i realized that since i’m going to mansfield university, i needed a new backpack. i liked this style so much that i decided to duplicate it in my own way. i used these old blue curtains that used to hang in my grandfather’s room, and green curtains that were meant to hang in my room, but were never used. i figure that the strength of both curtain fabrics will help keep my backpack from breaking soon. i also used red suiting fabric which i cut nto bias strips for the edging details. i added pockets to the inside (the old backpack i had didn’t have pockets, so i was always losing my pencils). when all the sewing was finished, i hand painted on the rectangles. my friend spencer gave me the idea at the end of the school year when he made a shirt with the same general design.

i absolutely love this bag, and i can’t wait to take it to school with me. =]

Material Notes

blue curtains, green curtains, white bedsheet, red suiting, paint





my friend spencer for the rectangle idea, lycoming college for the vertical backpack idea

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    Aug 4, 2008, 01.18 PMby polychromatin

    Looks great! I also want to make a kind of messenger bag for myself, yours gave me a lot of inspiration! Love the colors!

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