A few months ago I purchase this little inexpensive backpack for Oakleigh and embroidered her name on it.
I guess it's true - you get what you pay for.
Both zippers broke pretty much right away and she could no longer use it.
I found this great toddler backpack tutorial from Indietutes and decided to try it.
This was THE easiest little backpack to make.
I did make a few tiny changes from her tutorial.....
I used prequilted fabric - no interfacing necessary.
I also wanted to experiment with the handles a bit.
I cut the fabric strips the width I needed and just serged down the raw edges.
I then added a few straight stitches down the middle of the handle for sturdiness.