Just in time for back-to-school, my new pattern, the Cumberland Backpack! This pattern is now available in my pattern shop as a pdf pattern, paper pattern, and a German translation! The pattern comes in 2 different size options: size small is great for a small child or is the perfect purse size (I’ve used mine all summer long while on-the-go!), and size large is along the lines of a traditional school backpack. There are two different finishing options in the instructions: Option 1 is for finishing the lining with bias binding, and Option 2 is for finishing without binding (sewing the main parts right-sides together).
This is a pattern hack of the Sew Sweetness Crimson and Clover Train Case sewing pattern. The modification to the pattern is that instead of the lining pockets, elastic will be inserted instead to hold essential oils, nail polish, or other items! While this tutorial is free, you’ll need to pick up the Crimson and Clover Train Case sewing pattern in order to complete the rest of the case.
Today’s Back-to-School pattern in this week’s series is the Promise Ring Backpack. Don’t forget that you can receive 20% off all school-related patterns in my shop using coupon code backtoschool (this includes the Peas and Corn Lunch Bags, Edelweiss Backpack, Promise Ring Backpack, and Creative Maker Supply Cases). Use any of these patterns to sew a bag and enter it into my sewing contest, which will close on September 15th (plenty of time to get your sew on!). More details on that next week.
New pattern available now! This is the Creative Maker Supply Case, available as both pdf and paper patterns right now in my pattern shop. I am so happy with how this one turned out. I made my cover samples with Alison Glass ‘Handcrafted 2’ fabrics, which I think is a great fabric for an art-inspired case.
I made these bags for my kids for Valentine’s Day last month, and I didn’t get a chance to photograph them until now since they started using them right away! We got to visit my grandma every week and they like to take along books and games, so the bags worked out perfectly. I used my Tudor Bag pattern for both bags.