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Monday, May 4, 2009

My Weekend Projects!

So, I mentioned earlier that I did get a little bit of sewing done this weekend, I thought I would share pictures of the two back packs I made.
A little bit about why I was crazy enough to tackle these... I have an in home daycare, one of the family's is going in an extended trip this summer and the Mom ask me if I could make the girls back packs to use on the plane and such. So she got me the pattern and the fabric and away I went.

Well let me tell you, these were a pain in the rear to make, the first one I did took me two weeks!!! And several frogging sessions!!! I was so disgusted that I seriously thought about NOT doing the second bag.

Well, I finally finished the little one, and forced myself to start on the larger pack. To my surprise, I got most of it done yesterday. I was not happy with the binding on the pocket so I took it off this morning and redid it. I managed to finish it up this afternoon. All in all I am pretty happy. Oh there are one or two minor things like the pocket not being totally straight ( I frogged and sewed that darn thing 4 times!) So here they are!
The little blue one is for a 4 year old, it is the perfect size for her, there is one outer pocket, one big inner pocket and a small pocket on the inside gusset. This pack does not have adjustable straps.

The front!

The Back!

The Inside!
This bag is for the older girl, she is a bit of a Hannah Montana freak LOL! I still need to put a button on the front pocket, but Mom is going to bring be one as she found one that is perfect for this bag. And if you look closely you can see that cursed lopsided pocket! This bag is much larger that the other, it has one outside pocket, one small gusset pocket and two inner pockets.

The back of the pack has wide padded adjustable straps. And this is the pattern book. The pattern was made by Cindy Taylor Oates. Like I said, after I made one, things went much better. Mainly because I was able to simplify some of the steps, I always like that in a pattern. Any how, thank you for looking. Let me know if you get brave and try one of these, I would love to see the finished results!

Have a wonderful day



Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

super job Ginny, wow, love them, now why would I make one when you seem to have it all figured out!!!LOL, Wonderful work, really!

Sherry said...

good job and they are cute too!

jabeybaby said...

Those look awesome!! Great job!

Tammy said...

Ginny they look great and those girls will absolutely love them. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!!

Kathie said...

they look wonderful!!!!!
ah and so hard to make! great job making them

Millie said...

Ginny, you did a super job on all these back packs. They are so cute and look so bright and cheerful.

Thearica said...

Those are really nice! I wish I could get into making bags and things like this.

Ayelet said...

Wow, the bags are gorgeous! It reminds me to post about my own attempt at trying to sew a bag for my elder todd. It also, took me ages to finish, and after all the hassle my girl didn't like it. Guess who's using it now? me! LOL!!!

Myra said...

Wow! Great back-packs Ginny!!! Love them! Great fabrics! 8-)