Friday, November 2, 2018

Range Backpack, Version 2

Before we left for Yellowstone, I made the Range Backpack (pattern by Anna of Noodlehead). I was thrilled with how it turned out, so when Aaron and Christa said they were going to Chicago for a weekend to celebrate their 40th birthdays, I decided maybe a Range Backpack for them was a good idea.

This time I used gray waxed canvas (from ALFrancesTextiles) and navy cork (from Sew Sweetness).

After spending five years in Portland, it is a city near and dear to their hearts. I had purchased some of Violet Craft's "Waterfront Park" fabric years ago, particularly the print that has line drawings of the bridges which Portland is known for. It was perfect for pockets, lining and straps.

I added a few details, like this selvage for the closure.
And this little leather label (which I hand stamped myself).
And of course a "Life a Colorful Life" label. :)
This is a well-written and easy-to-follow pattern. The waxed canvas is much easier to sew with than I would have imagined. It's rugged and I love the look it gets when you start using it.

It's a great size as well. So make one!
The backpack in use--Chicago

1 comment:

  1. That's a really beautiful bag, you must be thrilled with how it came out. I'd like to comment on a standout detail but the whole thing is just fantastic. It's certainly inspired me to take a closer look at the pattern although I doubt I'd make as good a job as you did!

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