I think it's good once in awhile to really challenge yourself on a project. Why make something in 15 steps that you could make in 1500?
Ok . . . I kid. I'm exaggerating . . . mostly. But really, this pattern kicked my butt around a few times. It's not that the pattern is hard per se (when I did have questions, I was easily able to get a hold of the pattern designer and have her help me through it), but there is a lot that goes into it (in a good way - - the finished product is definitely not messing around).
What I'm saying is, if you want to take your handmade toddler backpack and have a rumble with the one I made for Little Miss, by all means . . . it's your bag's funeral.
Yeah . . . you read that right.
My backpack could kick your backpack's butt. But it wouldn't. It's way too pink and cutesy to give anyone the business:
For those of you with good memory skills, you may recall that I started this project back in April. Ouch. It was supposed to go hand in hand with Little Miss' birthday gift - - the one that actually made it into her hands *on time*: a Tag Reading System with a bunch of books. And yes, I've seen the plastic case that goes with the Tag Reader. However, since I seem to be on a quest to cover the world in fabric, the backpack felt like a natural solution.
Plus it holds more books. For now anyway.
Come fall, my little girl will be starting preschool, and I'm sure the Tag books will get dumped in favor of a pencil case and a take home folder.
Oh wait a minute . . . PENCIL CASE!
- Hot Scott Mason Backpack Pattern from TheDrizzledApple on Etsy
- Front Main Fabric/Water Bottle Pocket: It's a Hoot in Raspberry by Momo for Moda
- Sides/Back/Front Pocket: Eggs Dot in Raspberry by Momo for Moda