My VBF Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts shared her Meadow Whispers Backpack a couple weeks ago. I thought it was a great idea for myself. I often prefer not to haul a handbag around and this seemed like a nice idea for me to use when out and about at quilt related events. I purchased the pattern from her Etsy shop and I was ready to go.
What really got me interested was I had this cork I purchased and seeing Brooke's with the cork bottom really made me think this would be a great adult backpack idea.
Brooke's pattern direction with color pictures are very easy to follow and in no time at all I had my backpack put together.
And here it is all done. It took me two short afternoons and one minor trip to the fabric store for the twill tape. It is lined with a zipper pocket inside as well. It only used three fat quarters for the outside and a small strip of cork. A half yard of fabric for the lining and the zipper pocket inside was plenty to finish them off. I think this would be a perfect children's backpack idea too.
Spring has arrived in our area. The almond trees are in full bloom. Nice to have winter weather almost over, although a little more rain would be nice.