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on: April 25, 2008 08:32:50 AM 
Started by PhunkyThreads, Message by PhunkyThreads
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My brother in law is turning 14 this weekend, and he has been asking for a hat like my FIL has. I made him one out of a pattern my MIL drafted herself, and I also made him this cool camo backpack with a flame applique. It is my first time making a backpack and doing applique, and I think I did a fairly good job. I just made the pattern up in my head as I went along. I had to add the zipper by hand, but the bag will withstand the abuses of a high school boy. The lining is the same as the outside, and I used buckles and strapping to make it look like something storebought ( i know from experience how high schoolers like to tease kids with handmade stuff). I am extremely proud of myself.

The front with my first applique

Zipper shot

the inside

back with straps

blue jean welders hat

comments, criticisms welcome!
on: April 25, 2008 09:00:36 AM 
Started by PhunkyThreads, Message by Chel02
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oooh lucky boy! i love the bag! (and that is coming from a highschool kid.)I know what you mean about homemade it was such a big thing back in middle school but now i just amaze everyone if i have something i made myself, i guess its cause i have talent and they don't... hmm... i guess every school is different though, hope he likes his new bag and hat! ^_~
on: April 25, 2008 09:07:58 AM 
Started by PhunkyThreads, Message by bluelady91
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your backpack looks bought so he shouldn't have any troubles. GREAT JOB
on: April 25, 2008 09:29:11 AM 
Started by PhunkyThreads, Message by SUBMITEVERYTHOUGHT
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Really professional looking. He's going to love it! Very thoughtful, too!
on: April 26, 2008 12:52:41 AM 
Started by PhunkyThreads, Message by Anikuy
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wow, everything looks professional. keep up the great work
on: April 26, 2008 08:58:56 AM 
Started by PhunkyThreads, Message by PhunkyThreads
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thanks for the comments everyone! I am a perfectionist when it comes to sewing, so I was a little worried about the appearance but now I think its fine.
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