It’s On like Donkey Kong
For this installment of Who Sewed It Better, we decided to have some fun with The Sewing Loft’s Owl Backpack. After all, school is right around the corner and backpacks are where its at. In the past, Alida and I agreed to stick to the pattern true to form. But this time, we decided to bend the rules.
I wanted to have some fun with a fantastic piece of white leather I was able to get my hands on, and of course gold, gold, and more gold. Truly transforming this backpack from a child’s preschool owl animal – to more of a chic statement piece. It may not be the most practical bag of the bunch, but I sure do love it.
The materials I worked with to create this look include:
- Old belt
- Cotton for lining
- Sturdy sewing needles
I must have broken at least 3 needles during the construction of this bag, due to the thick fibers I was working with. I also got to try out my new snap-on roller foot that I picked up in Los Angeles for a mere $5, and loved it! It essentially looks like this (affiliate link), and works well with leather, vinyl, and other sticky fabrics.
I added the extra pockets on front, as well as used the buckle hardware from my belt for closure. All with a gold trim bias tape around the edges.
What I loved about this pattern:
- It was true to size for my child. Perfect fit for the younger preschool and elementary age kids.
- I was easily able to mix and match, and use what parts I wanted for the remix.
- Easy to understand instructions.
- Loads of variation to truly make this pattern your own, even without the remix.
The leather has a lovely texture that I just couldn’t pass up.
So show me what you got Alida and Kat!
Thanks so much for stopping by and having some fun with us!
Until next time…happy sewing!