I just love how this one turned out! I had so many piles of different fabric combinations, but this one found its way to the top! This beautiful bronze mini Making Backpack might be my fave.
Sewing up samples is always my favorite part of a new pattern! I love picking through my stash (and maybe ordering a few new ones) and pulling all the notions together. My cutting table is usually piled very high with different combinations and sometimes when they topple over I find a new combo that jumps out at me.
I’m so glad I went with my gut on this one. The bronze color is just amazing in person. I know everything was gray for so long, so it’s really refreshing to see more warm browns out there. I especially love how the tone on tone version looks. Don’t get me wrong, I love all sorts of pairings, but I’m definitely into this look.
What’s everyone up to this summer (or winter for our southern hemisphere friends)? I talked about doing a smallish sew-along for the Making Backpack, but I also considered doing a blog post or two (including a video) instead of doing an email based version.
I think I mentioned it before, but my friend Jess of Oklaroots has a full on video tutorial featuring the Regular size Making Backpack. Check that out if you’re itching to get going.
If you have any opinions on what you’d like to see from me, I’d love to hear.
- Pattern: Making Backpack (Mini size with front slip pocket) I forgot to add the front pocket topstitching, so this one is without!
- Fabric: Washed Canvas in Bronze (Mind the Maker) purchased from Zipper Zoo
- lining is Lightweight Duck in Rosewood purchased from Fancy Tiger Crafts
- gingham is Kitchen Window Wovens by Elizabeth Hartman (in Lingere)
- zipper is the Cinnamon color available in my shop (if you’re making the Alternate front pocket, this zipper set you’d need)
- webbing kit available in my shop (this is the Hazelnut color)
- Size 24 Snap kit available here
- hardware kit here
- leather zipper pulls here