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Topic: Whale "applique" drawstring backpack  (Read 2010 times)
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« on: August 23, 2008 12:26:06 AM »

Here's my take on making a drawstring backpack.  I didn't really use a pattern, but for figuring out how to thread the straps, I used Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing book.

The bag is made out of the rest of a sheet from Ikea that I used to make a dress out with, and the "applique" is made from my sister's old jeans.  The reason I put "applique" in quotes is because I know I'm not doing it the correct way... I cut out the shapes, glued them in place with a glue stick, and sewed around the edges.  Hey, at least I used the clear machine foot (for the first time)! 

It's smaller than I wish it were, but it's because I didn't have a very big piece of material to start with, so it's okay the way it is.  I can't wait to use it!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008 01:08:13 AM »

I like it, love the way the denim and the dark blue tone together. Grin Cheesy Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008 03:08:19 AM »

The whale idea is really cute....love it

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008 06:21:28 AM »

Cute!  Love the whale!!
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008 05:48:46 PM »

i really really love the whale "applique." its totally cute, and using materials from previous projects was a really good idea too. Smiley

i really need to get on finding out how to make a drawstring pack like this... my cousin mentioned wanting to make one recently, but she didn't know how. i think i'll make it for her for christmas, if i figure it out. Smiley
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008 11:43:47 AM »

Oh my goodness,that is adorable. Great job! The whale is super cute,and I love the idea of using different shades of denim to create the scene.

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