Back to School Season Backpack

Even though I'm not in school anymore and I do prefer summer to fall, it's hard not to get caught up in some of the fun back-to-school projects. This summer, I helped instruct Gather Here's kids' sewing and fiber camps. During the last week, the kids made some fabulous looking backpacks and I had to have one of my own!

I went all out polka dots for these photos. The dress is my Mesa dress which I made for my Wardrobe Project.

Pattern: Unknown.. from the archives at Gather Here!

Fabric: exterior is Moda Mochi Dots in Putty, interior is a pale pink quilting weight cotton from my stash.

Alterations: I top-stitched the straps, which the pattern didn't call for but I think top-stitching often gives a more finished, professional look.