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Topic: The City Backpack *** UPDATED: Now with Link to TUTORIAL on pg 1!  (Read 11196 times)
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« on: July 15, 2008 06:02:44 PM »

YOU ASKED FOR IT!  Tutorial for the City Backpack has now been uploaded here: http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-city-backpack.html

This backpack design combines several aspects of backpacks I've seen in online tutorials and bag-making books. I call it the City Backpack. It is a small-sized backpack, approximate size being 11 3/4" (H) x 10"(W) x 5"(D). Something you can take to trips to the city, to the park or to go shopping with. Appropriate for a child as well. Oh yes, it is small, but even I was surprised to find how roomy it actually is inside when it is fully open.

I reinforced the bottom with template plastic. First time I tried this. The back straps are adjustable. Again, my first time. The outer fabric and lining are both lined with fusible woven interfacing. I've been using non-woven ever since, so this is another first. Yeah, the bag holds a pretty good shape and can stand on its own. It closes with a flap with a magnetic snap and the upper bag edge has a drawstring. I did not want a patch pocket on the front so I came up with some sort of slip pocket. The way I did that sprung entirely from my imagination...

On with the photos...hope you like it!

Front


Side


Flap open, drawstring and magnetic snap closure


Inside


I took pictures along the way with the intention of making another tutorial soon. It's quite a long, tiring process so I am having second thoughts...unless I get very good feedback. I do need some encouragement and inspiration, you know.

Thanks for looking! Would love to hear what you folks have to say...  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008 06:06:28 PM »

I love it! 
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008 06:23:08 PM »

Great job! I love this type of backpack. I had one, but wore it out, so I would love to see your tutorial. I thank you for sharing.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008 06:39:16 PM »

Awesome!! I am planning on making at least three of...similar type bags this school year, for a trip next summer (yay road trips!!)... if you put up a tute, I would def. use it... at least as reference! Very cute! I like it a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008 06:45:05 PM »

I must have this bag! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008 06:50:15 PM »

Love this bag, it would be perfect for my daughter this year in preschool. would love love a tute, please.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008 07:50:33 PM »

This truly is a great little back pack!  I love it, perfect size for cruising around town, not too bulky but seems like it can fit a lot.  GREAT job! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008 07:54:39 PM »

Gorgeous & different, love it!
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008 08:05:58 PM »

I love that bag and the fabric. Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008 08:08:00 PM »

Fantastic job, I love everything about your bpack. It looks like the perfect everyday size. Great details, I like the way you stitched up along the sides of the seams. It looks so well made. I would love to see a tute on this bag.
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