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Posted on:3/8/14 5:23 PM
Last Updated:3/9/14 7:31 AM
Project Photo:McCall's: M6410 by helva56

McCall's: M6410 by helva56  McCall's: M6410 by helva56  
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Pattern offers 2 versions of a satchel style bag and 2 versions of a small backpack
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I appreciated the preparation such as staystitching and clipping which helped later on. I did not find the Hair Canvas interfacing any good at all and wouldn't use it again
Fabric Used:
Curtain fabric, 100% cotton http://www.terrysfabrics.co.uk/prod/curtain-fabrics/prints-checks/first-class-curtain-fabric-mulberry/
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Did a normal pocket on the front pouch as I didn't want to leave raw edges, added topstitching, added an inside zipped pocket. Made a pad out of a piece of plastic canvas and wadding and stitched it to the bag back, inside the lining, to stop it being floppy. Also added a removeable bag bottom, to help hold the extra pad in place.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would sew it again, but I would use regular interfacing for the outer bag NOT hair canvas.
Conclusion:
A nice backpack, good size, easy and quick to assemble, felt happy with the result, as I had never made a backpack before!
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Danmar said...
Wow. You made a backpack! Looks super!
3/8/14 6:01 PM
KathleenS said...
Looks great. I love the fabric, though I can't imagine who would use it as curtains!
3/8/14 10:16 PM
Quickie said...
i admire your work
3/9/14 6:53 AM
Quickie said...
i admire your work
3/9/14 6:53 AM
ASiverson said...
What a great looking backpack. Good job, and I love the fabric you chose! TFS!
3/9/14 10:11 AM
Hilary said...
I LOVE your back pack!! Such a cute fabric, and it looks very professional, too. Great job!
3/11/14 11:08 PM
 
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