Monday, April 16, 2012

Back Packs

Dan and I got new backpacks for our upcoming trip,
and Edwin enjoyed wearing them around the house.

(The backwards hat was his idea - he wore it most of the day. And as a side note, we passed some pre-teen boys on bikes and skateboards at the park today, and I couldn't help but think that Edwin didn't look that much different from them - just smaller and cuter.)

I was thinking it would be nice to have a small one for him, so instead of buying one, I decided to make one. I searched around online a bit and found a pattern and tutorial (I love the access to other people's ideas and creativity!) for a toddler-sized backpack. I was able to make it from materials I had on hand. Thanks, Indietutes! I added a few things from the original pattern including a back zippered pocket, front elastic pockets, a lining and velcro closure, and I made the straps wider. Edwin thought I should make one for Elena too.

(That's a sticker on the top - not part of the actual fabric. He got it today after getting a vaccine for the trip.)

Think he'll actually keep it on while traveling??


  1. Great job, Amy! I also love having access to other people's creative ideas and then making them my own!!

  2. He's so big and CUTE!! And I love the backpack. You continue to amaze me with your homemaking skills!