Some friends of ours have a little boy whose birthday is tomorrow. I didn't really want to buy him a toy because he has so many. So, I decided to make him this backpack:
I was going to make him a drawstring backpack, but the tutorial that I have used in the past is no longer a working link. I tried to find a different drawstring backpack tutorial online but none of them had a lining and I think that is an important element for bags. SO...I made his backpack using this tutorial.
I LOVED making this backpack. The tutorial was so easy to follow and it only took me a weekend to make. Her pattern calls for 38mm slide adjusters and looplocs (or 1.5"). This would not have been a problem, except my local Joann's only carries 1" slide adjusters. I had already made the straps and I was limited on fabric, so I improvised.
I'll be making another backpack soon and I'm going to post a tutorial on how I made the adjustable straps.