Friday, November 12, 2010

little world traveler's backpack

i've been making things for the upcoming Japan trip.
very first thing I wanted make was a backpack for my little one
so that I didn't have to carry her books and toys while we travel.

so here it is, it is all done and ready to be packed up with all the goodies!

 this one is pretty close to this one,
I made my own pattern, but the sewing steps/instructions are pretty much the same,
and used the leftover fabric from this hat

 I added a pocket on backside and outside of the backpack and embroidered around the butterfly print.
also made a bottle holder by simply adding a band with elastic inside of the backpack so the bottle stays upright.
it has an extra cushion of thicker interface on the back and bottom of the backpack for comfort and durability.

it was my first time using piping, and it was great.
I think that is what give the backpack the finished look.

I also did a research on free toddler backpack patterns/tutorials as I was making up my own pattern,
and here is a list of useful links if you'd like to make your little guy one of these!
that crafty mrs. V: free pattern/instruction 
think liz: a long list of free sewing patterns(clothes, accessories, baby items, etc)
indietutes: free toddler backpack tutorial
made by rae: purchase a toddler backpack pattern/instruction 
sew, mama, sew!: free back to school backpack pattern/instruction

I have a few more sewing creations to share,,,
please come back to check them out later :)!

have a great weekend!


norbyah said...

i'm glad i'm not the only mummy that makes my kids carry their own books and crayons, etc. such a SWEET bag for your sweet little one.

::HARUNA:: said...

oh, yes!! I'n not going to carry everything for her(especially when I have to travel all by myself with her!). my bag is already full with the diapers and snacks! I think it's a good discipline and good to start young!

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vivatveritas said...

this is way too cute! i love the idea. i would love to make one for my baby someday!! thanks for sharing the pattern:)