Friday, October 18, 2013

Cedric's Green Backpack

 We have dozens of bags, totes, purses, backpacks and briefcases.
I have attended many a conference and come back with another bag of some sort.
Sometimes they're great like the one below.
When someone in our house is in need of a bag I refuse to purchase one.
Now I'm not above sending my kids to school with a "corporate" backpack but I knew that I could easily make it better.
 I started with the backpack {naturally} and a grown out of T with a cute logo.
I cut out a piece of paper to the correct size then folded it in half twice and rounded the edge to get a uniform shape.
Next I traced this shape on the shirt with a fabric pencil {chalk would do the trick}.
I cut the shape out of the T and pinned it to the bag.
If I'd had some, I would have cut the same shape out of iron-on interfacing {then ironed it on, of course} which would make it more like a true patch and much easier to sew on.
Lastly I sewed around the edge with a zigzag stitch.
 Just to keep it real, this is what happens to the office/sewing room/playroom/storage/attic when I'm focusing on a project.
And, let's be honest, this was over a month ago and it still looks like a variation of the same.

1 comment:

  1. I like your blog. This is special backpack. I would like to have this one for my child. Recently I have gifted Port Authority backpack :


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