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Gingham backpack

Added Nov 11, 2008

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






My son asked for a new backpack, so I made this one from some fabrics in my stash. The outer fabric is brown gingham, and the lining is dark blue cotton with grey tiny patterns. This backpack didn’t use any pattern. I just made a simple sketch and then drew some rectangles directly on the fabric. The flap is a bit thinner than I imagined because there was no more fabrics left. The buttons on the flap are mostly leftover from other projects.

Material Notes

brown gingham, dark blue cotton




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    Apr 9, 2012, 05.57 PMby kstyled

    GREAT JOB !!! and you can tell he loves it !!!

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    Nov 13, 2008, 02.01 PMby jeffrey

    great great great. I wish I was him.

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    Nov 12, 2008, 11.59 AMby emrichkh

    Love the beetle buttons that keep popping up, so fun. Wonderful work as usual! I always enjoy seeing what you’re sewing up :).

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    Nov 12, 2008, 09.56 AMby tee88

    he will be the coolest kid in school.. Fantastic job

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    Nov 12, 2008, 03.03 AMby miss-g

    I really like your backpack. Great design. There is no end to your talent.

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    Nov 12, 2008, 02.29 AMby lybu

    Great idea, also for Christmas gifts. Your photos are super.

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    Nov 11, 2008, 06.31 PMby krysia

    as always, great work! your little boy is the most stylish kid in town!!

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    Nov 11, 2008, 04.24 PMby the-gilded-bee

    Cute, great job. The multiple buttons add a touch of subtle whimsy.

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    Nov 11, 2008, 08.38 AMby carlatv

    He is one lucky kid. It came out really cool.

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    Nov 11, 2008, 06.30 AMby sewdelightful

    Oh, that is so cute! You must really love your little man to make such beautiful things for him :)

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    Nov 11, 2008, 04.59 AMby polychromatin

    Very nice! And I have to say your photos are always so beautiful!

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    Nov 11, 2008, 03.25 AMby justmica

    Grat idea!! Love the farbric!!

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