Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Did It!!

I am so excited that I was able to complete the backpack tutorial from Made by Rae. I fell in love with the cute little toddler backpack the moment I saw it. After scouring the flicker group to see what others had made I was convinced that I needed to make one for each of my boys. It is the perfect size for traveling. The pattern was very well written with pictures and tips along the way. The only really difficult part for me was sewing the bottom curves to the front and back of the backpack (let me know if you have any tips). I was not sure what fabric to use and I did not want to wait for the really cute patterned canvas fabric Rae recommended. So I used a cotton print I thought my older son would like and using Wonder Under fused it to bottom weight apparel fabric (it has a lighter weight canvas feel to it and can be washed in the machine). I was able to complete the backpack in about 3 hours! The next morning I gave it to my son and he loved it. He called it his jet pack. So cute. I cannot wait to make one for my younger son...he is going to love it.



  1. That is so cute! I bet my two year old grandson would love it, too.

  2. I've been meaning to make something like this! You did a great job on yours. I love the rocket fabric and the piping looks good!

  3. Cute! Love the fabric! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!