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« on: October 07, 2011 06:10:20 AM »

Ok, So there aren't any real wombats involved...it's just the name of this back pack. Sorry to disappoint. I hope the details are cool enough to keep you reading <3



This back pack is something that I make at work. In fact it is one of the first big products that I was appointed. The bag had no written construction instructions and only some plastic templates as "patterns." Stellar. The guy who had made these before me had left the company taking the knowledge with him. Oops.

On my first run I made five and wrote a pattern down as I went along. It took me way longer that it should have, about 3 or 4 weeks. Not good for a sewing company. I was nervous to get all the details perfect and I analyzed the crap out of the last few packs we had in house.

Now I am proud to say that I have made several of these in different colors and with the smaller accessory pieces prepped I can make one of these in about a day. I haven't made one lately but next time I do I am shooting for 6 hours. Gotta make money!

The most awesome parts are the inside which really can't be seen unless you visit the store or just buy one. I took a few pics while making it because the inside is the hard part. There are webbing pockets that we slip stays into to give the pack rigidity when carrying a heavy load. On top of the straps there are ballistic plastic squares that have little notches in them so you can slip accessory straps in and lash your stash to the stays. Pretty awesome. You have to sew very very carefully so you don't mess up the plastic. If you do mess it up you have to take it off and put on a new one all together...not good. Hence why I took pictures of the inside Smiley


This is the panel before it gets put into the body of the bag. The front and back of the inside have zippers like this.



Here is how the green ones look inside of a bag. Pretty neat huh? I even make the straps that go inside Smiley





Proud Mama/Fisherman pose! I am always so proud when I finish these packs Smiley They are a challenge and I just love making them.

I don't have a picture of the straps but I make those too. We make every little thing for every product we make Smiley

Anywho! I hope you like it. Comments are unexpected.

I have not mentioned the name of the company I work for to avoid being limbo-ed. If you are interested to know, please PM me.
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011 08:34:32 AM »

It looks good - I understand, you are proud of your work.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011 10:41:32 AM »

Hey - I think the stuff you make is awesome!  I know how tricky it can be to have a good looking end product when you're dealing with all that heavy duty material.  I bow down to your skills - and love seeing your bags!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011 11:15:18 AM »

That looks like quite the complicated pattern....nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011 03:52:13 PM »

Thanks! Yay I love comments <3

I am glad that at least a few people like it Smiley I didn't design this bag but I still like it. I'll have to post some of my home sewing sometime...

Does anyone else sew for a job?
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011 04:44:19 PM »

That's a serious backpack! Looks awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011 05:55:52 AM »

I just added a video to my blog of the industrial machine that I use at home if anyone is interested in checking it out. I use a walking foot machine at work but it's very similar. It's not very eloquent but I thought I'd share it anyway Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2011 12:43:38 PM »

you have mad skills! that is awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2011 04:28:40 PM »

you have mad skills! that is awesome!

Aww! Thanks <3
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