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Topic: *Tutorial* - The Red Fairy Backpack  (Read 30417 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2007 12:09:34 PM »

i loved the fairy when it was in the quilt challenge, but it looks even nicer as the backpack... im jealous!

« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2007 01:01:53 PM »

wow.  Shocked Shocked That is so cool!  I love the back!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2007 01:03:55 PM »

Beautiful! I bet that backpack will become a beloved keepsake after your daughter outgrows it.
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007 01:51:08 PM »

Very sweet. Wonderful job!

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007 02:01:33 PM »

Wow!  just wow!  I can't believe that you made the whole backpack.  I was super impressed by the fairy quilt when I saw it on the quilt challenge, but I am loving it on the backpack even more.  That is like the greatest little girl pack ever.  Love it!

« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2007 02:05:14 PM »

This is gorgeous!!! What a lucky girl you have!

« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007 02:08:41 PM »

Just love it!!  Shocked It's beautifull, practical and it looks so well made! Was it hard to make? I always wanted to make a backpack on my taste but I tought it's too hard... If you ever consider a tutorial count me in  Grin

« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2007 05:12:10 PM »

Wow. really nice fairy too!

Do you need a cute purse to go with that outfit?
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2007 05:14:59 PM »

This is so stinkin' cute!  I just love this.  I saw the little fairy in the quilt challenge and wondered what would become if it.  The outcome is wonderful.  And your little girl looks like she is so proud of it.  What a great momma! Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2007 07:26:47 PM »

Thanks so much for your nice comments everyone  Grin

For this project, I made my own pattern. I think in the end I had to rethink the zipper gusset measurements a tad as it got a bit wider when I put the zipper in that I didn't account for, but aside from that it worked out pretty well.

If you like I can take some pics of the pattern and instructions and post em. It took me about 5 evenings to make it. The Fabricana in my town has a great selection and I found some bag vinyl that was lined in some kind of waterproofing. The red is a heavier weight than the burgandy. I used 2 outdoor jacket zippers...75cm and 50cm (I think) and then some quilting for the back and straps..ask in the quilt section for a good batting to use...I can't remember what kind this was...polyester for sure, but it was one that holds up well with washings etc without balling up.

Just a note: to buy a backpack in the store $16 +tax
To make this backpack with all new fabric and zippers etc: $40+tax

I'd suggest you pilfer the zippers etc. from exisiting packpacks to save you the $$

I think the heart on the back is my favorite part next to the red fairy of course  Wink She just loves it and showed it off to everyone at school today.

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