Accented with a mustard color pocket, it is a stylish backpack in a monotone fabric from the Fabric Caravan by Yurtao series. Sturdy with a certain thickness, the cotton linen canvas ibara is featured for the outer side and for the lining and pocket, zakuro sheeting fabric is incorporated.
Fabric shown for this sample: (Outer fabric, Opening fabric, Bottom, Shoulder strap, Tab): JG50750-1A
(Pocket, End fabric, Lining fabric): JG50740-1B
□ Fabric (Outer fabric, Opening fabric, Bottom, Shoulder strap, Tab): 110cm wide × 1.1m
(Pocket, Edge fabric, Lining fabric): 110cm wide × 1m
□ Zipper: One piece (40cm)
□ Wire Bag Frame: One pair (24cm (w) 5cm (h))
□ D ring: Four pieces (4cm inner diameter)
We interviewed Yuki about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is sturdy with a certain thickness and very stylish with a chic monotone color arrangement. I thought it would go well with any type of wardrobe. Leveraging the fabric’s design, I came up with a long and slim backpack. The finished piece is elegant and exactly what I had in mind. As soon as you finish making, you immediately want to use it. This fabric will definitely looks great as a clothing piece.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The backpack is very convenient for an outing as your arms are free. A PET bottle perfectly fits in the large outer pockets. While designing, what I had in mind was the look of the bag when it is stuffed with items inside.
KF:What are some tips for making this backpack?
The shoulder strap is set longer so that you can adjust it to your liking.
KF: How should we use this backpack in everyday situations?
The design is such that it can be adjusted based on the height, and the children will be happy to carry this. I hope many people enjoy making and using this backpack.
KF:Thank you very much, Yuki! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Put a marking on both sides at 4cm from the end. As shown, place the zipper on the fabric using the pin so that the end portions won’t be accidentally sewn onto the fabric. Only sew the top end at 5mm from the edge.
Turn it over using the opening for turning. Align the zipper opening. Run stitches at the edge of the zipper and sew again at 2.5cm below the first stitch line. This opening is like the opening for a cord of a drawstring bag.