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mrsc
« on: June 16, 2009 07:39:31 PM »

I made this backpack for my godson. I'm pretty excited because it turned out to be so very cute. I purchased the pattern here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24709681. It is a Made by Rae pattern and was very easy to follow. My only hang up was getting the fabric nice and snug with the piping. Any tips on how to do this other than sewing over and over and over again?




This picture reminds me of that plant on Little Shop of Horrors..."Feed me Seymour!"

I was thinking about making a crayon roll to go with it. They are super cute and easy to make.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009 08:03:12 PM »

omigosh, i love the fabric with the little bones on it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009 08:31:40 PM »

Love it!  Only suggestion for the piping is use a zipper foot.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009 09:27:34 PM »

ssoooooooo cute & professional looking!  A zipper foot does help with piping, but you still have to take it slow.  I guess practic$ing couldn't hurt either, I know I could use some.  I love the fabric you chose, and definitely vote YES on the crayon roll.  The only thing I would have done differently is to add a pocket on the front, but that's just me, itas cute w/o it, too!  Maybe you could put a grommet and a carabiner clip on the crayon roll so he can clip it to the backpack!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009 09:47:27 PM »

Looks great!  A zipper foot and pinning works well.  If you can move your needle closer that would help.  Maybe you can find a piping foot for your machine, some of them are adjustable so you can move your piping closer to your needle.

Another tip I wanted to share with you is that when you create the piping, sew it to where you've got a bit of slack, not right up against the piping.  That way, when you go to attach it to your project, you will then be able to get even closer to the piping.  

I can't stop looking at your backpack, the colors, the fabrics, It's just so cute!!

And for everyone wanting to try piping, there are some videos on youtube hosted by expert village by a girl who shows you everything you want to know from cutting fabric for piping to sewing around curves.
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heartofmary
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009 12:17:58 AM »

That's a great backpack, congratulations!  Grin I have made lots of bags but until now I am still scared to try corded piping. So, good on you...even if it meant having to sew over and over again!
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009 04:11:42 AM »

This is sooo cute!  You did a fantastic job!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009 04:53:21 AM »

Thanks for your responses. This is only the 3rd time I've ever fooled around with piping. It takes some getting used to, but the results are amazing...when you get it right. In the future I'll try my zipper foot to get in closer since I do not have a piping foot.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009 05:44:52 AM »

IS so cute!!!!!!!!!!! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2009 06:19:08 AM »

Very cute!  Good job on the piping and zipper! Smiley
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