Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Completed Dollhouse Bacpack

It took ten days to pull my act together and finish little lady's dollhouse backpack.  It wasn't ready for her first day of preschool but 5 school days late isn't too bad!

I used an adorable pattern from Heather of The Sewing Loft which is being sold by Simplicity.

I made one slight adjustment to the pattern by sewing the flap on the inside instead of the outside of the backpack.  The original pattern has you sew it on to the outside covering part of the straps which makes them start an inch or so below the top of the backpack.  Sewing from the inside and working around the straps allowed me to keep the full strap length and have them run the full length of the pack.

Since the straps aren't that long to begin with we also gained a little bit of growing room!

She was so excited to bring her new backpack with her to school today!

I even found some adorable coordinating pouches in Target's dollar aisle.  They only slightly validated our bold fabric choices!!

And how fun are these watercolor pencils?!  I've never used them before and can't wait to see how they work!

Are your children back in school yet?  What are you doing to get them excited about going back to school?

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  1. I bought way more of those $1 pouches from Target than I'd like to admit :D Dang that Target $1 aisle!

    1. I know!! They are so cute! I wanted to buy one of each of the scarves too!

  2. so freaking CUTE! can I be 5 again? this beats my denim backpack hands down.

  3. Great job! Your daughter will remember that bag FOREVER!!

    1. Thanks Susan. :) Hopefully she'll enjoy carrying her dolls around in it for at least a few years!

  4. This is so cute.
    Need something like this for my kids too.
    Thanks for this lovely sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:

  5. SO stinkin' adorable! What a lucky little girl :)

  6. Cute as a button! I am sure your daughter will agree it was worth the wait!

  7. Great job, love it!Your sweet girl is so lucky! Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  8. How adorable! I bet she just loves it.

    Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint

    1. Thanks Denyse! She does love it. It's a little too small for her school folders so it's her full time doll backpack. She has all her Little People Princesses and Disney Fairies stashed in it!

  9. That is adorable! I'd love for you to link up at my craft party! It starts every Saturday and runs all week. :)




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