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July 3, 2010

custom backpacks. . .


I'll be visiting the rain forest in Dominica later this summer. I will need a bag to put my camera and other items in to keep them away from moisture.
This bag uses raincoat fabric and I think it will out work fine.

I used flat straps as opposed to the string cording regularly seen on this type of back pack.


By threading the straps through an attached tab on the bottom sides of the bag....




... allows the bag to be flipped and used as a tote. 
Now the inside is waterproof.


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Terri gave me some of her custom fabric.
I painted it....




...and made a backpack.



This one is slightly oversized.
It uses fusible batting to give it some support and has cording for the strap closure.

The straps are knotted and can easily be adjusted in length.


These back packs are so easy and fun to make.

7 comments:

william lukas said...

Fantastic concept, Kathy! Adore the colors.

Vicki W said...

Well done! It's supremely functional and still looks great.

Sherri said...

You are an inspiration! Love the tote bags!

Terri Stegmiller said...

I love what you did with that fabric. Now I wanna go and paint some.

Debra said...

Way to Goooo! these are dynamite!

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

the bags are great! Hope you have a great trip:)

verobirdie said...

How clever! and brightfull