The Build Bag Book: Backpacks
Everyone will love this friendly brown bear! Lift his chin to access the handy pocket. The D-rings on the side can be used to clip your favourite charm or another carry strap, if you wish to make one as an extra. I’ve used a heavyweight wool fabric for the outer bag and used interfacing, as the weave is quite open.
29.5 x 34.5 x 9cm (11½ x 13½ x 3½in)
Using your template
Cut the following:
• 2 round backpack pieces from outer fabric and interfacing, on the fold
• 2 round backpack pieces from lining, on the fold
• 1 zip panel from outer fabric and interfacing, on the fold
• 1 zip panel from lining, on the fold
• 1 base panel from outer fabric and interfacing, on the fold
• 1 base panel from lining, on the fold
• 2 end panels from outer fabric and interfacing, not on the fold
• 2 end panels from lining, not on the fold
• 2 angled flaps from faux suede, on the fold
• 1 pocket from outer fabric and interfacing, on the fold
• 1 pocket from lining, on the fold
• 1 bear face from light brown felt, on the fold
• 2 ears from light brown felt
• 2 ears from faux suede
• 1 nose from dark brown felt
• 2 large eyes from dark brown felt
• 2 small eyes from cream felt
- 2020-07-20-152630-Backpack+angled+pocket+and+zip+panel.ai 4.38 MB [ Download ]
- 2020-07-20-152638-Backpack+template+base.ai 4.36 MB [ Download ]
- 2020-07-20-152644-Backpack+template+end+and+face.ai 4.37 MB [ Download ]
- 2020-07-20-152713-Backpack+template+pocke+and+baset.ai 4.37 MB [ Download ]
- 2020-07-20-152721-Backpack+template+round+BP+and+ear.ai 4.37 MB [ Download ]
- 2020-07-20-152726-Backpack+template+round+BP.ai 4.37 MB [ Download ]
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You Will Need
Place the bear face centrally over the right side of one of the angled flaps and secure with spray adhesive. Carefully lift one side of the face and stuff a little toy filler underneath. Hand-sew down each side of the face with running stitch in embroidery thread/floss. Roll a little ball of toy filler and place in the centre of the face, 5cm (2in) from the bottom.
Fasten the angled flap to the pocket using the magnetic snap, then pin both centrally over the front of the bag, 6cm (2½in) from the bottom. Place the ears behind the flap at each top side and sew straight across the top of the flap, removing the pins as you sew. Lift the flap out of the way and sew around the side and bottom edge of the pocket.
Cut two 7.5cm (3in) lengths of webbing, thread each through a rectangular ring then fold in half. Sew these, facing upwards, to the bottom of the back of the bag, 5cm (2in) from each side. Cut the remaining webbing in half. Thread one end of each strip around the centre bar of each slider and sew in place. Take the opposite ends of the webbing, thread through the rectangular rings, back through the slider, then sew to the top of the bag, 9cm (3½in) from each side.
Sew right sides together to the end panels, leaving a 1cm (½in) gap in the centre, as shown.