Zach's Pack is not very photogenic. So I'll apologize up front for the terrible photos. I think if I had used a stiffer canvas it would not look like this. Anyway, it looks better in real life, you'll just have to trust me on that.
Pattern is the Penguin Backpack from Oliver and S Little Things to Sew. This book is one of the best pattern books I have ever had. Easy to follow instructions and fun projects that are easily customizable.
I decided to add piping as I've seen on other backpack patterns. It was surprisingly easy to do.
Recycled strap adjusters.
Fun zipper pull. I picked this zipper up at the thrift store a few years ago. So glad I did.
When I finished the bag up, Zachary put it on and immediately walked downstairs toward the garage door saying, "Bus, bus." He thought he could go on the bus if he had a back pack. So funny!
Backpack in action. If he can't go on the bus, then this car will have to do.
I'm linking up to A Little Gray's Backpack Link Up. Check out all of the other Penguin Backpacks.
BTW - Suzanne had her baby on Monday morning bright and early! Everything seemed to be okay but that afternoon he wasn't doing too well. Sebastian has Group B Strep Infection and is on antibiotics in the hospital. He'll need to be in for about 2 weeks. I am sure she will post some photos when they are both home.