I won an award today for being the coolest mom ever :)
Mr. T has a class trip in the next few weeks and he can't take a backpack with him. He also informed me that he would need a camera, mp3 player for the long bus ride and money. He also said he wouldn't care a "murse" his words exactly. How a 9 year old knows what a "murse" consists of is beyond me. Anyway we scoured the patterns and found this Kwik Sew 2379 for mini backpacks. Mr. T was pumped when I said I could use one of his old Pokemon shirts to make him a Pokemon bag. (BONUS! Upcycling one of his favorite old tees!) I got all the supplies and had this puppy done in no time. It was really fun to make it and the directions were super easy. Mr. T is stoked and I'm happy he will have a holder for his stuff (as he tends to forget lots of things). I think it turned out better than I had hoped.
The eyelets were a breeze too (my first time using them).
Fabric of blue check and orange lining I picked up at Hancock, it is cotton duck; parachute strap clips, webbing, and drawstring I picked up there as well. Eyelets I found at Wal-mart and the fun tool to put them together (I asked the store clerk where the "wacking thing" was for eyelets. She laughed at me.) The only thing I would change in retrospect would be a magnetic snap on the front bottom pocket. The pattern called for no closure and with a little boy..... bad things are bound to happen with that. I see a snap on the picture and on the pattern drawing but I didn't' see it in the instructions (unless I really overlooked it).