Thursday, 27 October 2016
Butterick B6072 Backpack view D
I wanted to make a backpack - and various searches on the web led me to this pattern..
I used This You Tube video to create a two way zip for my bag.
I made some changes to the pattern:
The straps in the pattern are fabric with no adjustment possible. I added webbing and some sliders (a bit like making a bra strap). This has not worked well as the metal slider is too smooth and does not hold the webbing - however I have now sourced some ladder lock clips and can change this (or do it better for my next backpack). The straps are also padded
I added a hanging loop with swivel clip on the inside for keys etc
I used a magnetic closure rather than velcro for the outside front pocket
I used fusible volume fleece and bag stiffener to give the backpack a bit of body
I double the width of the side pocket piece and then gathered it to fit at the base and added elastic at the top to make a more usable side pocket.