Denim Waxed Twill Making Backpack

Even though the recent addition to the Making Backpack was all about the Mini version, I couldn’t resist having a little fun with the Regular size. A denim waxed twill Making Backpack!

Denim Waxed Twill Making Backpack

This denim beauty is the Regular size (the original size from the pattern) with the new zippered front pocket option! I made this sample with waxed twill from AL Frances Textiles and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I might even go as far as to say that the waxed twill might be the perfect substrate for this backpack! It’s not as heavy as a 10 oz. waxed canvas, so it’s a little easier to work with. I also love the texture of a twill fabric, so good!

Denim Waxed Twill Making Backpack

The interior is pretty simple on this one, too. It’s one of my favorite fabrics for a lining – this Lightweight Duck in Seafoam, such a fun color with great little specks! And then I can’t forget a good gingham binding! This is the Slate Kitchen Window Wovens by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Denim Waxed Twill Making Backpack

I usually try to match or at least coordinate the webbing color with the zipper color. I feel like that way at least they seem to pull everything together to feel cohesive.

I’m hoping to add some leather patches to the shop this week! I have a couple of colors of leather that I think work great with lots of fabrics.

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Hope August is treating you well! I’d love to know what projects you’re working on. Let me know in the comments! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Denim Waxed Twill Making Backpack

  1. martina says:

    Love your blog and everything you do!
    I made a mini backpack as soon as you released the pattern and used some outrageousely loud orange and yellow fabrics – which is about as far from your subtle color palette as one can go, but which the giftee adored 😉

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thank you so much Martina! That sounds like an amazing backpack!!! Love that you made it as a gift!

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