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
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
Proud Mama/Fisherman pose! I am always so proud when I finish these packs
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
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.