We had a birthday party to go to this weekend, for a little girl turning 6. Although running to the store and grabbing something is much easier, I thought it would be fun to whip up a cute gift. I decided on this fun little drawstring backpack, and made a tutorial to go along with it.
The block in the center is made with Sherbet Pips, I bought 2 charm packs a couple months back, and the rest of the fabric are just fat quarters I had in my stash.
Inside the backpack are 2 containers of custom-made play doh, with a label… scroll down to the end of the tutorial to check it out.
What you’ll need:
4 charm squares or 5″ squares (2 of each design)
1 Fat Quarter for the border and straps (I used a stripe)
1 fat quarter for the lining and top (I used a pink check)
1 fat quarter for the back (I used white)
General sewing supplies – scissors, sewing machine, rotary cutter, thread, etc.
Comments & Reviews
This is so cute and love the use of a block for it as well! Just super cute!!!
Have you thought about a design (simple, if possible) for a duffel bag?
I knit for charity and kids who go to foster homes need something in which to carry their worldly possessions.
Or perhaps you have suggestions, which would be most appreciated.
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.
The Belly Dancer says
I love it. I want to sew a backpack, yours is great inspiration.
I found a pooh and piglet jacket at Goodwill. I was going to make a back pack for her seeing as hers is wearing out. Thanks for the directions.
I used to have one of these when I was small and used to carry it around everywhere I go 🙂