27 May 2011

Vroom Vroom



I am a wee bit excited about Archie's new kindy bag! This is Made By Rae's toddler backpack pattern and to be honest I'm shocked it turned out this superb. And yes I will say so myself because I am still genuinely surprised at being able to follow a pattern to its finish, let alone produce a backpack with a zip and piping. Leaps and bounds, my friends, leaps and bounds.  
  

Since part of this year's scheme is to become ' unimaginably fab at sewing', I've been attempting to up the anti with new challenges. Today kids, we learned that piping is not terrifying. Its actually easy and so deeply satisfying that now I want to 'pipify' everything. Apparently though, there is a back and a front to strap adjusters (bah?) and when you sew them back to front, its not so neat.  


The fabric is Echino cars and I hunted down and snagged what I suspect were the last few fat quarters in all the land...unless one of you are hoarding a secret supply?


23 comments:

  1. this is so rad! i love it. great job!

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  2. Oih! It's gorgeous.
    The fact that you've been sewing only for a while blows me away. You must be a natural seamstress ;)

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  3. That is amazing, such a cool backpack, well done!
    Those baby booties that you made, was that your own patterns or did you get it from somewhere else? want to make some for my little one.

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  4. Love love love this backpack. You've done a great job. I've been getting to grips with using patterns recently too and it is immensely satisfying isn't it? Mrs B x

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  5. Isn't this a great pattern? Your bacpack is fantastic, great fabric choice!!! I love piping too, always adds that little something extra! :)

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  6. They just re-released that fabric in new colorways! Check out fabricworm.com - they have it in stock!

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  7. So glad to here this is doable! I too, am a little scared of piping and zippers but this backpack is so awesome! You did a great job, I'm off to get that pattern, it's about time the little one starts carrying his own stuff!

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  8. I've been hoarding some of this in black for a Rae backpack for the baby who is not so much a baby anymore.

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  9. love this! great job and awesome for learning new skills! gotta love a good zipper and the echino just puts it over the top! I seriously just bought strap adjustors to make a couple for my girls and nephew

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  10. Oh my goodness - this is about the cutest thing ever! And I must say, I have been much too intimidated to try this pattern because of the zipper, hardware and, gasp - piping. Must give it a go now, thanks for the good review and encouragement.

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  11. Thank you so much for all your nice comments and thank you for the info regarding the boots. I found a patterns, not the same cute you have with the button and flap but i think its from the same seller, thank you again and great job with the backpack.

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  12. Sophie! I was eying off Archer's back pack this morning at lunch (sorry I didn't get down your end of the table to say hi!!).

    For those of you who haven't seen the back pack 'in the flesh', the pictures just don't do it justice! Soph, you are a fantastic sewer!

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  13. Wow; thanks for your lovely feedback... and yay for re-release of echino cars!

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  14. He will be the grooviest munchkin at kindy in that backpack... Great job!

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  15. Hello, Yes she is pretty fast with pulling them off too. She lets them stay on a bit longer in the pram. Im planning on doing another pair but to change the design a bit so that they hopefully will stay on for a bit longer.

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  16. OMG this is one cute backpack and the piping is georgeous, I love to pipify (cool term!!!! thanks for that) too!
    Kindest greetings from the other side of the world, from Vienna, Austria which is often mistaken for Australia (but no kangaroos here!)
    Andrea

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  17. Gah LOVE this pack!!! Actually I pretty much love everything on your site, you are making me wish I had someone small to sew for. Maybe a niece/nephew...not quite ready for my own!

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  18. che bello questo zaino complimenti sei bravissima , auguri per una buona pasqua lili

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  19. i just bought this pattern. i love your version-did you use interfacing and line it too? i'm wanting a little feedback before i jump in! thanks.

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    1. Hi Lynn, thanks a lot. I did use interfacing but I didn't line it, thought if I did make it again I'd definitely line it because it obviously makes it look much nicer on the inside.

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  20. Where did you get this pattern???

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  21. Where did you get this pattern??

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