Monday, August 25, 2014

Sew Geeky Marvel Vs. DC: Batman Toddler Backpack



WOOHOO! I've never made my kids a backpack and it was time to check that item off my bucket-list. Though, I feel like there could be more in the future since it was really fun to sew. 

I grabbed the Toddler Backpack pattern by Made By Rae when it was featured on the Friday Fiver for $5, yessssss. 






During the last Sew Geeky sewalong I created a Mrs. Pacman dress for Lily. This time Archer was up, and with the theme being Marvel vs. Dc there was no way I could lose. He loves superheroes and plans his day around which one(s) he's pretending to be. 

I wanted to play with the whole cape theme since his favorite superhero shirt is a Batman one that has a cape. I mean, this is his first year out of the nursery& he needs to start it off right! I took the cape off his shirt and used it as a template. Then I simply sandwiched it between the zipper and panel when adding the zipper after making sure it was centered. I also screen-printed the Batman logo onto the cape. 


Now for the cute stuff...
I assume this is what is going on in Archer's imagination. :)










Notes on the pattern: If you aren't using nice & stiff fabric, use lots of interfacing so the backpack maintains it's shape. 

Shirt: Thrifted
Shorts: Handmade using The Small Fry Skinny Jeans, Material: Joann's 
Shoes: Freshly Picked Moccs 
Backpack: Handmade using The Toddler Backpack pattern by Made By Race, Material: Batman Fabric - Joanns Blue Twill - Gifted Piping/Zipper/Hardware - Joanns


Alright,  you made it to the end! 
Freshly Picked has generously offered to give away a pair of their awesome Moccs to one of my readers. 

US residents only& end friday at noon cst- winner picked that day& announced to start off the weekend right!; 
To Enter: Go to the Freshly Picked website and comment with your favorite color of moccs. For a second entry you can follow me on Bloglovin and leave a comment saying so (if you already do, hooray! tell me!). 


UPDATE***
Giveaway is closed and with a super random drawing of giving me daughter the numbers to pick from- #1 Katie was the winner!
She has been contacted, congrats Katie & thanks everyone for participating!

16 comments:

  1. Dude. Zippers are finicky enough, I can't believe you added a cape into yours. Both of my kids would love to have this backpack.

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  2. Oh my gosh the cape adds the perfect touch!!!! I can't get enough of this backpack! Also- freshly picked moccs are the cutest and I am obsessed with the Ant pair!

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  3. backpack with a CAPE... genius!!

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  4. I can't win cause I've already won a pair (and ADORE them!) But LOVE LOVE LOVE. That backpack is so cool!!!

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  5. That backpack is pretty much the coolest! I adore those mocs and would pick the heirloom ones with the little gold dots. Too cute! You are so smart putting the cape on the backpack. Great idea!

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  6. I like birch :) I commented earlier and it didn't get published, weird! I also picked up Rae's backpack pattern during friday diver and I love it!

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  7. So great! What a neat feature!

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  8. Oh my gosh. The sand suede. Or birch. Any of the metallics. Or the polka dots!! Adorable!!

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  9. This backpack seriously BLOWS MY MIND! thanks for joining in :D

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  10. That cape is pretty awesome! What little boy wouldn't love this?

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  11. Um, best photo ever with him on the trike! Great job on the bag!

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  12. I like to Sprout pair! Or Chocolate! :) Cute backpack!

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  13. WOOHOO! I've never made my kids a backpack and it was time to check that item off my bucket-list. Though, I feel like there could be more in ... marvelbackpack.blogspot.com

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