November 26, 2014

Bigger on the Inside Drawstring Backpacks for Boys

I finally am up to date with my orders after completing these two cute Bigger on the Inside Drawstring Backpacks by Dog Under My Desk.  They are for two young boys (can't say who because they were purchased as gifts) and I think they will love them.

I think it is so fun when you can find just the right fabric to showcase their interests.  Both boys love turtles so I think they both will love the first one.

Since I could only find this fabric online, I had to order 2 yards so I decided to use it for the lining as well.  Turtles inside and out.

The outside of the bag has a large zipper pocket and the inside has two smaller slip pockets.  There is an oval base that makes these drawstring backpacks really roomy.  I have safety pinned the straps onto the sides until I can fit them to each individual child.

The other bag is made from fabric with planets on them.  I love the look of this bag.  The fabric is so rich.

The back of the bag has no pockets.

The inside of the bag carries the space theme.  I was able to find a starry sky fabric that just had to be the lining.

How fun is that?  I purchased all of the fabrics at JoAnn's.

These bags are great for adults as well as children.  They are the perfect size for kids to stuff jammies, etc for an overnight at grandma and grandpa's house or for carrying their own toys to play with when going on vacation.

You can get the pattern for these bags here.  I used Pellon SF101 interfacing on both the outside fabric and the lining so they are very sturdy bags.  The pattern does say that the lining does not have to be interfaced if you want a lighter bag.

I'm sure you will see more of these bags in the coming weeks here.  I might even have time to sew for my own grandkids this year!

Since I am sure I will not have time to post tomorrow, I wanted to wish all of my US readers a Happy Thanksgiving.  I will be spending mine with family.  I feel so blessed and have so much to be thankful for this year.


  1. I love this pattern and your fabrics are fabulous. It's really hard to choose a favourite. The recipients are going to be thrilled with these.

    1. Thanks, Maria. It was the perfect fabric for each one of them.

  2. Great Bags!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Love it when you find the perfect fabric! Great job.

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