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« on: September 11, 2011 10:29:47 AM »

My daughter is about to start another (and last) year of preschool and she was in desperate need of a new backpack! I made this awesome backpack from a duvet cover. (The day we went to town to go fabric shopping was on a Sunday. I learned that everything is closed on Sundays! Therefore I bought the closest, cheapest thing I could find! A duvet cover!) The pattern came out of the book Oliver and S Little things. (and yes I did pretty much buy the book just because of this backpack!!)

IMG_0371 by canamharris, on Flickr

I used felt circles cut out using my pinking shears with a button on top for the eyes. (I was inspired after seeing a super cute owl backpack by skip hop with similar eye shapes) Plus when I asked my daughter what color the eyes should be she told me blue and purple. So that's what I came up with.

This was my first time sewing in a zipper but it wasn't to complicated.

Here are some more pics:
Lining: (I did do an inside pocket too but did it in the same lining fabric. I wish I had done it in something that would pop more to make the pocket easier to see)

penguin backpack by canamharris, on Flickr

DD wearing her new backpack:

penguin backpack by canamharris, on Flickr

penguin backpack by canamharris, on Flickr

If anyone is thinking of buying the book, I totally suggest it! (If not just for this backpack!!) The directions make it incredibly easy! I sewed this in one day!
« Last Edit: September 11, 2011 10:49:41 AM by canamharris » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011 10:41:22 AM »

Oh my gosh, that is adorable.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011 11:03:46 AM »

I so want to make this backpack, but I'll need a little one to make it for first!

One is less than three.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011 11:49:37 AM »

I so want to make this backpack, but I'll need a little one to make it for first!

you could enlarge the pattern and make it adult sized! (I was thinking of doing that for when she gets bigger and needs a full sized backpack!)

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011 03:18:33 PM »

What a fun backpack! Fabulous job and your daughter's adorable smile makes it all worth it!
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