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« on: January 15, 2008 07:15:32 PM »

My BFF, Kara, is expecting her first and I want to make her something great.  Her and her husband are very outdoors-y and I can totally see her baby spending a lot of time out in the grass.  I saw these AWESOME bags online and I'm just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how I can make one!  Thanks in advance!


« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008 07:41:47 PM »

I have a knitting pattern for something like that, but in the form of a shoulder tote rather than a backpack. I think the idea in terms of sewing would be to just make a big blanket add handles to opposite sides in the middle of those sides, then it folds up and the handles go over your shoulder.

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008 07:45:44 PM »

It looks like the bag sinches up with the bag straps (they run all the way around the bag) and has a huge button to close the main part.  Sorry if I wasn't much help.   Huh

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008 07:55:37 PM »

Here's another post about this. It should help you some. I've been wanting to make one for my son.

« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008 08:02:36 PM »

Initial observations:

  • fabric covered cord run through a path along the edges
  • shape is octagonal, not square (just cut your corners off)
  • rivets to reinforce openings for cording
  • cord exposed on just 2 corners of same side
  • snaps? magnet? strap? closure for side opposite cord exposure

Shouldn't be too hard, but I'd definately make a small one out of crappy goodwill sheets first.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008 08:19:48 PM »

ok this is not excatly the same but the principle is...............ie a flat surface gathered into a bag, I made one and it turned out good.

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008 09:50:41 PM »

it doesnt seem too difficult, but the fact that the straps can be the way you've shown them or worn over one shoulder (see website in linked post) blows my mind. definitely let us know if you do it. it's a great idea!

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008 04:19:42 AM »

That is an amazing idea!

I hope someone comes up with a tutorial on how to do this - I can't look at something and just make it although I do have a friend with that talent...

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008 07:35:52 AM »

I am intrigued!  Stella needs one of those!!!  I bookmarked this! 

« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2008 10:09:12 AM »

I have a thing for Blu (my son) that is kinda the same idea. I didn't make it but... It's a little less trendy though. His folds into a regular old fashioned tote.  Hold one i'll take pics .........

Okay pics are taken and currently uploading to my computer.  Mine is a basic blanket, with a waterproof backing, that fold up into the tote. The tote itself has a zipper that goes around 3 sides. I tried to take enough picture to show how it works, and looks. Its fold into a standard sized tote (think those cheap canvas ones companies give away) but unfolds into a full size blanket.. I can unzip and unfold it in seconds, and it takes maybe 30 seconds to fold it back up.  I liek mine way better then the one pictured below. That blanke tis tiny. If my son layed down (he's a giant 10 month old) he'd be halfway off the blanket. Also the HUGE openings on the sides seem like if there is toys inside they will fall out, and folded up it is very bulky.

I also have a pattern in a book somewhere for a old fashioned round one that just has a drawstring around the edge. Pull the drawsting and the whole thing gathers up into a pouch, even the toys can stay inside.  But the finished blanket is round.

Anyway here's my pics, hope I do it right. This is my first time sharing pics.

The bag closed all up

Opened fully

Partially folded to show the zipper location

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