Wednesday 28 August 2013

Pattern testing The Bookbag Backpack by Mrs H.

I have had so much fun in the last weeks getting back into sewing, and as luck would have it I was able to be a tester for The Bookbag Backpack By Mrs H.

Samantha has written a few patterns now and has them in her Etsy shop, and the good thing is, that they are PDF so you can get right to sewing.

The thing that took me the longest to decide was the fabric. I'm in love with the IKEA striped fabric. I also like  the fact that it makes the bag so bright.  No chance of misplacing this even in the dark as the zipper I used at the top of the bag is glows in the dark.  Maybe a little over the top in colour but fun.

One of the things I liked the best about the bag is the hidden zipper on the front of the bag.  It is hidden behind the front pocket.  Also having a zippered pocket inside is nice to place keys or other small things that you don't want to lose at the bottom of the bag.

Nice idea with finishing of the inside of the bag, anything that helps cut down on hand stitches is a very good thing.  Especially when I can't find my cheater glasses,  I had to go buy another pair this week.

 I was able to recycle some hardware from another purse. I used the smaller rectangular rings as I like to use smaller rings with the swivel clips.

It is a nice size bag for a day at as you don't have a bulky bag pack.  This is perfect for a day of shopping or running to the library.

Don't forget to visit Mrs H at her blog to see all the lovely Bookbag Backpack that all the other tester whipped up. Also to check out her Etsy page.


RaspberrySunshine said...

What a neat pattern! Looks like I need to head over to our IKEA to see what they have :) Great job! Cindy

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Cindy, It is a neat pattern. I checked out IKEA's new fabric online just now, you will still have to go to the store to buy it. Not a good thing checking it out as there is new fabric that I don't have. Good thing IKEA is a 2 hour drive away. lol

Gill said...

Great bag - I love it!

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thank you Gill.

Unknown said...

Looks like a great pattern . I love your combination of fabrics!

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Carin, It is a good pattern. I like stripes right now, and bright colours.

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

I love that backpack and love the stripes! Glad you have been able to find some time to sew!! Great pictures too, I love that fence with the bag on it. j

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Janelle, It is great to be able to be sewing again. I took the picture at my SIL place using her split rail fence that is at the back of her garden. I like to take pictures outside when I can.

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