I was so excited about finishing this I just had to post it. Sorry for the crappy flash pictures.
I really needed a bigger bag, so I made myself a backpack.
The front (under the fringed flap)
With a zipper pocket.
The lining. There's an open-top pocket on the front, and another zipper pocket on the back. I love this fabric, even though it's all Little House on the Prairie
The back of the backpack has a big open-top pocket too.
It's a shoulder bag.
But take the strap (made from an old necktie) out of the D-rings...
Run it through the loop in the back...
And back through the D-rings...
And it's a backpack!
I can't wait to wear it. I tried taking pictures in the mirror of myself wearing it, needless to say I have only lovely photos of the top of my dresser and my ample hips (do I really look like that from the back? Blech!) I'm not too happy with how the bias tape around the top looks, I probably won't do that again. Do you think I should do something to the side edges of the flap?
I'll be making another couple of these, so I could post a tutorial if anyone's interested.
Thanks for looking