It seemed like the last few months of 2017 where a total whirlwind. Between new patterns (Minimalist Wallet), Black Friday fun, and adding a few new things to the shop, it felt a bit on the hectic side in a good way. With all that going on, I had a few things left to blog about that I’ve made. I used to never make something and not blog about it. Of course it makes sense for the blog, but I’ve always loved having my own blog as a resource for when my brain gets foggy. I used to remember every fabric name and manufacturer and where I bought things from, but as times goes on, I just don’t have that part of my memory to rely on anymore. I think back to before my blog and wish I would have had record of the things I’ve made, I’m sure it’s good in a way (wash cloth duckie baby gift anyone?) but there are a few that I wonder whatever happened to (paintings from high school and college).
So this is one in the long line up of Range Backpacks I’ve made. Believe me when I say there was an entire fleet of them. I don’t mind though, it’s always interesting to me to explore different ideas and try to twists. This Thyme colored backpack was one I never fully shared here, so I figured I need to! For this backpack I tried using this amazing denim herringbone by Robert Kaufman fabrics. It’s 10.5 oz. which is awesome for bag making (believe me that I have more than a few yards stashed away). I love the thickness of the fabric, but it isn’t one I’d actually recommend for the accent parts like I did here. It was worth a shot though! It would however work really amazing as the main part of the bag, it would be so dreamy! It’s also lovely as the lining of the backpack, too.
I think I might actually claim this one for myself, but who knows. Sometimes when I make pattern samples I don’t really let myself get too attached. Well, it’s sunny here today which is really boosting my creativity. I’m still thinking about more tops for myself. I think overall I’m trying to be really conscious of using the fabrics I’ve got and getting organized as much as I can in advance of moving to my new studio space.
Last but not least!!! I’m heading up to Michigan in a few weeks to teach the Range Backpack at my friend Holly’s shop, Bijou Lovely! It’s a fun weekend workshop and I promise there will be lots of fun goodies to be had. I’m very excited to visit because I’ve never been to Holly’s shop. She’s got the whole workshop lined up if you’re interesting in reading about all the details, check it out here, It’s February 16 & 17th. I hope to see you there if you’re nearby (or if you feel like traveling, grab a friend and make a fun trip out of it).
Pattern: Range Backpack
Hardware kits available here, Nickel will be fully restocked early next week!
Fabrics: Thyme and Indigo Linen Waxed Canvas purchased from AL Frances Textiles, Railroad Denim by Robert Kaufman Fabrics (I think I purchased it from Hawthorne Threads but didn’t see it in stock)