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!
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.
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.
- Pattern: Making Backpack (regular size with alternate zippered front pocket)
- Fabrics: waxed twill from AL Frances Textiles (here’s the link to the waxed twill section), lining Lightweight Duck (Seafoam) is purchased from Fancy Tiger Crafts, binding is Kitchen Window Wovens (Slate)
- Webbing kits, zippers, hardware kits, zipper pulls and more are all available in my shop.
Hope August is treating you well! I’d love to know what projects you’re working on. Let me know in the comments! 🙂