Another backpack. The more I make the simpler they get to do! The monkey was a request of Bia, and the colors are my responsibility, but almost guarantee success, as it has green and orange, the favorite colors of her mom!
For this backpack I choose to use a dark blue jeans, a dot print fabric and a white corduroy.
I used my own piping cord and loved the result. Makes a beautiful highlight and because it’s in the same print it doesn’t add more visual information to the backpack but it highlights it. I not always enjoy working with prints so intense, especially when the project involves other parts overlapping and other elements to combine, because it becomes hard to find the point at which visual information is the necessary and sufficient, without beeing to excessive or to little.
The fabric liner is the same as that of the outer pocket and has a small interior pocket.
The has a melted plastic zipper with large teeth and is easy to slide, as it’s meant to be easily used by children.
The Monkey apliqque is in the exterior pocket, that opens and closes with Velcro tape. It is made of felt because no I didn’t found a fabric that would work best as a monkey. The ears are only stitched to the head to give some 3D effect and nostrils are made of two small Fimo buttons made by me. The eyes make this monkey super sweet!
I used another of my Fimo buttons, just to make it oh! so charming!
The bag for the change of clothing is made in the same printed fabric of the backpack and has an application in the mouth of brown bias tape, just to make the set.
Everything is ready! I wish a great school year to Bia and to all boys and girls, in particular those who will attend a new school!
Do you want to make your own backpack? You can get my “Back to School” backpack patterm here: