New School Bag

A new backpack was needed for the start of the new school year, and when I looked around at the patterns available the one that seemed to have all the things I wanted was the Star Student Backpack from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop.

We had picked out the space fabric at the start of the summer holidays, and after leaving it a little to the last minute I finished the bag with a day to spare!

I lined up the pieces to get the most planets visible on the finished bag as the print is quite big, and cutting them in the wrong place would leave not a lot on show.

The front has a zipped pocket. I used a chunky zip I had – which broke the first needle I used.

The main compartment has a long zip going round – also a chunky zip I had. I was a bit more careful sewing this one in after the broken bits of needle flying at me with the first one!

The side has a mesh pocket, topped with fold over elastic to make a water bottle pocket. No more wet books from the water bottle leaking inside!

It has padded straps that are adjustable. The sliders are the ones from last year’s school bag, as the ones I had were too big. Once I’d cut them off there was no going back – this bag had to be finished on time as there was no old bag to fall back on!

The back is padded and is quilted with a rocket – what else would you quilt on a space backpack!

I found the pattern easy to follow and am really pleased with the results. It’s a nice backpack and a week into term is working really well 🙂



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