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Think Huck Finn In High Heels bag, sew, sack
I love sewing and designing - I was shopping at my local fabric store and came across this amazing red cotton fabric. I just had to turn it into something great. After watching all of my favorite 1940's movie this weekend - I was inspired to use the fabric and make a modern day glamorous verson of a rucksake. Think Huckleberry Fin with high heels and lip stick!! It was very easy to make - you can make almost any size. Figure out how big you want it - cut out 2 perfect squares. Here is the pattern and the directions.

Posted by lisa_ancarrow from Richmond, Virginia, United States • Published See lisa_ancarrow's 13 projects »
  • How to make a backpack. Rucksack - Step 1
    Step 1

    Enlarge square and handle to chosen size.

  • Step 2

    Cut 2 - one for the outside fabric and one for the lining. Use a nice heavy fabric for the outside - it will hold up much better.

  • Step 3

    Dotted lines are the darts - bring together and sew on the wrong side. Repeat for the lining.

  • Step 4

    Place right side together and sew (1/4 allowance included) around entire square leaving enough space at corner A to turn right side out.

  • Step 5

    Sew handle - right side together sew around leaving space to turn at A. Turn around press with the iron then top stitch for a nice finished edge.

  • Step 6

    Once fabric has been turned pin handle in to section A - top stitch into place. You can finish off the entire bag by sewing a nice clean line around the edge press with iron. At button holes finish with matching thread then open - this is where the handle will be pulled through to close the bag.

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Ariel Greenwood
Ariel Greenwood · Lake Elsinore, California, US · 108 projects
This is so cool!!!!!!!!!!
lisa_ancarrow · Richmond, Virginia, US · 15 projects
Thanks for the comments - I found the dress about 6 years ago at this awesome thrift store where I live. It was just setting in my closet. The waist was 18" which I am NOT and I always said "every year" I am going to fix it so I can wear it. SO this year I fixed it so I can wear it and I started a new job that keeps me on my feet all day long running aound and I lost 10 pounds...now it fits wonderfully!!!!
Hexerei · Vienna, Vienna, AT
Wow! I never saw such a snazzy lookin hobo.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
It looks amazing with that dress.
queenfairypants · Manchester, England, GB · 75 projects
cool, the first photo is a really good photo it's fabulous!


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