June 16, 2015

Birthday Backpack

I had been thinking for a while that I would make Amos a backpack for his second birthday. It's one thing to envision something but often quite another to sew it together. I found just the right fabric but first I cut and sewed a quick mock up out of scrap fabric. It is a very simple design that came together quite easily. I knew I wanted to applique something on the exterior pocket but I really couldn't think of what it would be. Once I decided to use the alligator fabric on the inside I realized I should put an "Ah-Gee-Go" on the outside, too.

We traveled to Minnesota last week so Amos packed some toys and books in his backpack for the plane ride. He didn't actually wear it very much, but I hope he will be able to use it a lot more in the future.

I had so much fun making this, I'd really like to make some more if time permits. Who wants one?


  1. Oh I do, I do! I want one! Well, for Kenzo :)

    1. I will totally make one for him. Sometime in the next several months...!