I have made my first project from the New Oliver + S, Little Things to Sew book. Â I made the backpack for my horse crazy girl, Scarlett. Â She has been desperate for a new bag and I didn’t want to buy another made in China, fall-apart-the-next-day bag. Â It will serve as her ballet bag and perhaps for sleepovers too.
I found the pattern easy to follow and there was no swearing or throwing of sewing items (oh I have been quite the diva in my sewing past!). Â Everything lined up and it sewed up beautifully. Â Of course, I couldn’t get a heavy duty zip, so had to buy a dress zip. Â I’m just hoping the zip will last. Â I used webbing for the straps and covered them in the flower material and I double sewed around the main body of the bag and lining, as our dear Scarlett lives life with exuberance and thus, so do her belongings.
I have put the bag on her bed. Â We will see if she can find it amongst all the special things residing on her bed!
I can’t wait to sew some more goodies from the book, just have to get rid of a sewing backlog. Â The material for the backpack was purchased at Lincraft. Â Jacinta x