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« on: March 30, 2017 04:25:05 AM »

I made this backpack over Christmas. I needed something low profile that would fit my bike lock, wallet, phone, keys, and an extra layer. After much tutorial searching on the internet, I settled mostly on this one: https://hartandsew.blogspot.com/2012/09/back-to-school-backpack-tutorial.html

I'm pretty please with the way it turned out, though there are definitely modifications I want to make next time I am reunited with my sewing machine and fabric stash. I would make the body of the bag slightly bigger and put either a zipper or drawstring closure on it. I also stupidly left off the tab for hanging up the backpack and now wish I hadn't.


Inside has a small pocket

Flap clips closed. and there is a zippered pocket that fits my phone and keys.

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017 08:27:51 AM »

great job! beautiful fabric choice.

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017 08:37:37 AM »

 I think it turned out really pretty and I like that it has that hidden pocket under the flap. I bet it comes in handy. I like your fabric choice.

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017 10:01:05 AM »

Ooh great bag! Looks very useful and the fabric is lovely!

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017 11:59:13 AM »

Very nice! Love the fabric Smiley
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017 06:05:24 PM »

Thank you for all the lovely compliments!

Funny story about the fabric: A couple years ago I had a babysitting debacle in which my young charge threw a huge hissy fit after the parents left resulting in us getting locked out of the apartment and I having to climb  through the neighbors window on to the fire escape and then back through the family's window to get us back into the apartment. The parents had removed the deadbolt from their door so the child was able to open the door and run out into the stairwell. Since the slam-lock was engaged, the door locked behind us as I tried to catch the child. Needless to say the parents felt rather guilty. The mother worked in fabric design and sent me a 25lb box of upholstery remnants (I had mentioned I enjoyed sewing. So that's were the outer fabric came from  Cheesy
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