Saturday, July 7, 2012

Graduation & Selvage Backpack

This proud grandma wanted to show you photo's of my grand daughter taken at her graduation from grade 8 in June.  So wanting to be grown up with a new strapless dress, high heels, nails & toes polished and her hair done just right, but still a little girl at heart. 

It was too hot outside this afternoon to do any garden work, it will have to wait until the sun goes down later this evening.  So what did I do? I finished my selvage backpack. The two photo's show the front and the fabric I used for the lining and you can just see the selvage trimmed pocket.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out, however, if making another I would make the key tap and the closure loop a little longer.  This backpack is for a student, and because I have a bit,  no, a lot more girth than a young girl, the shoulder strap measurement was too short.  To make the job of lengthening them a lot easier, I unpick the bottom seam and added a new longer piece of strapping so that it could be adjusted to fit me.  It's just the right size for carrying a change purse, camera and travel books while on vacation and a lot of fabric can be put in this bag when shopping at the market stalls at quilt shows.


saving for travel said...

What a beautiful girl! Congrats to her.

You are so clever making that bag.

Have a wonderful week.

Sft x

cottonreel said...

Your grand,daughter is beautiful , no wonder your bursting with pride .
I like your backpack , I can never be bothered with selvage sewing but I do admire it

quiltfool said...

Great bag. What a beautiful grand. Same age as Sydney. they want so much to be grown up at that age and if we could just convince them to stay little girls for a bit longer. Oh, well. Take care. Lane

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Love that bag Pat! It turned out really cool. Looking forward to seeing it in person at the next show and tell!


saving for travel said...

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Auntie Em said...

What a lovely granddaughter you have. Congrats to her.

The selvage backpack came out great. I bet the selveges will make it extra sturdy, too.