Thursday, December 29, 2016

Goat Fead Backpack

I made my nephew a backpack from a goat feed bag and simplicity pattern.

                                                             Bag Front                                                  Bag Back

Simplicity Pattern

This pattern makes a small backpack.  It is 14" H X 11" W X 4" D.  It was the perfect size for the feed bag.

                      
               Backpack Front                                 Backpack Back         

 Top View

             
                                                           Side One                                                  Side Two

I didn't take a picture of the inside, but it is lined with green nylon fabric.  The zipper is a two-way zipper.
The bag is interfaced with a stiff interfacing to give good support to the plastic woven feed bag.  A press cloth was put over the interfacing when ironing.  If the feed bag got to hot it would melt.  I did a lot of practicing applying interfacing to the scraps.

This is the hardest project I have ever sewn.  The feed bag has no stretch in any direction.  The curves were the hardest.  The lining fabric wanted to stretch around the curves, but I couldn't allow it to.

I would have liked the finished product to have been bigger since it was for an adult, but the feed bag didn't allow it since there were holes and flaws to work around. And probably a little to picky about how the pictures were placed on the bag.

Ultimately it was a successful project.

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