Grant pack, grant pack, on the backpack loaded up with things and knick knacks too! So sorry for all you non-Dora watchers (and the like), that damn backpack song gets stuck in my head every. single. time. I talk about backpacks. Oh well.
So I made my nephew Grant a backpack as part of his birthday present. I had gotten the cars fabric so long ago (from Superbuzzy) with the intention of making him a backpack, well the time finally came. I had also tucked away Made by Rae‘s Toddler Backpack pattern and wanted to give it a go, it’s so cute with it’s little handle and piping details.
I did interface the backpack front and back pieces with canvas, it’s pretty sturdy, but nice and lightweight at the same time. The only thing I might have done if I had more time would have been to finished the edges with bias tape instead of just serging them. Next time, right? (and just for fun, it took me just over an hour to finish, I was under the gun!!)
In the car on the way up I managed to embroider his name on a little scrap of linen and then hand sewed it to the inside of the back piece, just in case it ever gets left behind somewhere.
happy birthday Grant!