Wow, I guess it must seem like Dog Under My Desk week at shades of BOLD, but sometimes when I buy patterns, I buy more that one from an independent designer. Like I told you a few days ago, I used the $25 gift certificate I won from the bag of the month club to buy two patterns from Erin at Dog Under My Desk. The bag I just completed was the Bigger On The Inside Drawstring Backpack. You can find the pattern here.
This, casual style backpack uses the drawstrings as the backpack straps. It measures 14" tall,
12" wide and 5" deep. I thought this was a fun bag to make and I love the results. This bag is made from quilting cotton as main fabric and as lining. The pattern gives you the option of interfacing both the outside fabric and the lining fabric or just the outside fabric. I wanted some extra body so I interfaced both with Pellon SF 101. This bag stands up by itself when it is closed and...
when it is open. Even when empty.
But can still be folded flat.
And, just look at the inside. It is huge and deep. There is the big zipper pocket on the outside and a slip pocket with a pen pocket on the inside.
This will be the first of many. The only thing I don't like is the amount of interfacing it takes. I may make it without the interfacing on the lining next time to see how different it is.