Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Full Size Back Pack with Pockets to Hold All of Your Essentials and Padded Straps for Comfort - Page 1 Updated August 05, 2015. This type of stylish, durable, full size backpack can cost a small fortune. When you make your own backpack you can guarantee the quality of the finished product by using quality thread and back-stitching to secure all of your seams. Since you are choosing the fabric and trims, you can have a backpack in any color or pattern you want. There will be no mistaking what backpack belongs to who when yours is an original. This free back pattern features two front pockets, two side pockets, padded straps for comfortable carrying and is large enough to hold what you need to carry. Materials Needed: Print out of pattern pieces1 yard of 60" wide fabric - 1 1/2" yards of 45" fabric - nylon, ripstop nylon, canvas, denim,duck or other sturdy fabric.
Snappy Bag Tutorial This will be my first time posting a tutorial. We'll see how it goes. I have been reading on some of the list about Snap Bags and I thought I would post how I made one. You will need two - 8 1/2 inch square Scrappy blocks or a piece of fabric 8 1/2 by 16 1/2. I didn't use interfacing or batting in my bag because the strips were already so thick - but you could if you wanted to! A piece of Lining 8 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches. Two pieces of metal measuring tape one inch shorter than the width of the finished bag. This will keep the metal from poking through the fabric. First you want to sew the two blocks together. Then pin the blocks to the lining - placing the right sides together. Sew all around the bag leaving an opening for turning on one of the short ends. Trim the corners and turn the bag right side out.. Press well and turn down 1 1/4" on both short ends. Stitch across the 1 1/4 inch you turned down. I used white so it would show up in the picture. Now you need to insert the metal tape.
toddler backpack pattern My son is just reaching the age of imitation (or, as my daughter says, he's being a copy cat). During dinners I will look over at my son to find that his eyes are glued to my spoon and he is shadowing my every movement, from dip to slurp and everything in between. He repeats every word he hears, making this a bad time to live in close proximity to the skate park. Time for Birdie to get his own bag. This backpack pattern was one that I created a few years ago for a craft swap partner's young daughter who was two years old at the time. My backpack is made from a cotton print of an old style flour bag, which I found in a thrift store. I am going to do a couple things different for this tutorial. On with the show! Toddler BackpackClick Here to download pattern pieces (3 page pdf - print at 1:1 scale or 'no scaling') This backpack uses about 3/4 meter or yard of woven fabric and 3/4 meter or yard of medium weight fusible interfacing. Once interfacing is applied, you now have: Back piece 2 Straps
iPad sleeve three ways Are you an "early adopter"? One of the first to own a new Apple iPad? Be the envy of your friends not only for having the coveted device, but for having the coolest carrying case on the block. 1 jelly roll. Coordinating ribbons, buttons, or other embellishments. Version A - Simple strips: 1. Fold your quilted exterior sleeve piece in half along the 18.5" side with right sides together. Pull the interior and exterior portions of the sleeve through the 4" opening that you left open at the top of the sleeve. Version B - Pretty pleats: 1. Follow steps 2 and 3 (assembling and finishing your sleeve) above. Version C - Dynamic diagonals: 1. A stylish new sleeve to protect your iPad and carry it in style! John AdamsQuilt Dad
Fat Quarter Drawstring Backpack This tutorial has moved to my NEW website! Find it and many other tutorials HERE. Its tutorial time again around the ReannaLily Designs blog- DRAWSTRING BACKPACK. For this project you will need: one quilter's fat quarter (rectangle of fabric measuring 18" x 22") 52" of ribbon, 1 inch wide. Next up, and this one might surprise you- You will want to trim the edges of the fabric, with your rotary cutter, to remove the selvage and to ensure that the fabric has 90 degree angles on all corners. Next you will need to switch the sewing machine presser foot from the regular open zig zag foot, to the rolled hem foot. Now, using one of the 18" sides of the fabric, with the right side facing down, feed about 1/4" of the fabric edge into the "curly" part of the rolled hem presser foot. Here's what it looks like from the right side of the fabric: Pretty sweet right? Now, press the top edge. Lay the fat quarter on your work surface.
Ruby's Party Bag I'm very excited to be posting over here at the Moda Bake Shop, it's been awhile. I'm so in love with this fabric by Bonnie and Camille, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Come visit me over at my blog for a chance to win some of this super cute fabric for yourself! Our Cozy Nest 3 Fat Eighths (or 3 - 9" x 22" pieces of coordinating fabric) 1/2 yard of fast to fuse fusible interfacing or a similar stiff interfacing Pattern Pieces - included in Printer Friendly Version at bottom of post. Step One: Pick three of your favorite coordinating pieces from your fat eighth bundle. Step two: Decide which piece of fabric you want to use for the body of your bag. Step three: Cut out pattern pieces, trace onto fabric, and cut out. Here is what you should have: Step 4 - Do the same thing in step three for the lining of the bag. Step 5 - Lay one of the purse pattern pieces down with print side up. I just sew a little at a time, sort of curving the sidepiece to the fabric piece as you go.
Little boxy pouch tutorial « three bears My latest favourite thing to make, little boxy pouches. It took me almost an entire morning, lots of paper and sellotape and countless cups of tea to figure this out. I’m here to save you the bother. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. I hope these instructions are clear. Do let me know if you use this tutorial, I’d love to see how it works out for you. ***How I add lining*** There may be a quicker way but this is how I add a lining. Like this: Like Loading...
Scrappy Snappy Pouch Tutorial After posting the tutorial for scrappy patchwork, my friend Susan (aka The Sloppy Sewer) tested it out and had some questions. Since another reader asked for a pattern for the red snap pouch, I've decided to present you with another tutorial, with a more detailed explanation of the scrappy patchwork technique, AND directions for the pouch (this time in pink). What more could you ask for?? Scrappy Snappy Pouch Tutorial Here's what I will make today: You will need to make a template for your pouch. Cut a piece of your template material 5 1/2" by 6 1/2". Find the center of your template material on one of the shorter sides. Now, on to the patchwork! 1. 2. Here's the same segment, after I've cut the edges straight. Here I've added another section of pieced-together scraps, ironed the seam flat, and now I'm cutting a straight edge. 3. 4. 5. Sew the bottom-front fabric to the patchwork fabric, right sides together, on the shorter straight edge. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Which one do you like best? 1. 2.
Pleated Purse Tutorial | Deliberately Domestic Here is what you need: 3 different fabrics (outer, coordinating fabric, and lining), iron-on interfacing, coordinating thread, magnetic snaps, cutting board, rotary blade, pins, iron, ironing board, and of course, a sewing machine. I always buy fabric remnants or use fabric left over from other projects, so it is a little hard to tell how much fabric you will need. I would think you would be safe if you purchase 1/3 of a yard for the main outer fabric, 1/3 for the lining, and 1/4 for the coordinating outer fabric and handles. First, cut out the outer fabric. OK, now that you have your main purse body cut out, you will want to mark where you will put in the pleats. To make the pleat, make a small fold in the fabric (about 1/4 of an inch) and pin. Now, sew along the top edge of the pleats, about 1/4″ from the top. Now that the pleats are sewn, make sure to iron everything so that the bag stays as flat as possible. Now, cut out your coordinating out fabric. Now, sew the lining.
VERY EASY and low tech Covered Notebooks… | Two Peas in a Pod For several years in a row, the Two Peas have crafted trinkets and sold them locally giving the proceeds to our local Children’s Hospital. One of the more popular items we made was covered notebooks. Super easy to do make, quick and very pretty. Here’s what you’ll need: Composition Notebooks like this one (We found these at our local discount store for 50¢ each) Ribbons Scrap book embellishments Glue – we used Elmers school glue Old paint brush Fabric Scraps 1) First, cut the fabric for the cover. Once you have cut to proper size, apply your glue on the cover and use your paint brush to spread the glue evenly. 2) Next, cut a piece of fabric for the inside cover. I used my iron to press my edges of the inside fabric under. 3) Add your ribbon. Next, I wrapped my ribbon around to the front, again covering my raw edges along the spine. 4) Last, I added some of my scrapbook embellishments to the cover. xoxo, Trish