Normally, I wouldn't show you another backpack made from the same pattern I used to make this cutie, but the fabric for this project was so cool, I just couldn't resist bragging a little. A friend of our was turning 18 in February and I really couldn't think of what to give her. She's away at college and I didn't want to give her something that would just be in the way in her dorm room. I thought the backpack I made Buttercup would be perfect for my friend, but I wanted to come up with amazing fabric (the kitty fabric I used for Buttercup's bag was far too young for this bag). A quick search at Spoonflower provided the perfect fabric: Doctor Who fabric! In case you didn't know it, the Nagle5 are total geeks! Serious geeks. As such, I happened to know that my young friend is a huge Doctor Who fan. Honestly, the most difficult decision at this point was figuring out which fabric to pick!
This one with the Tardis by Studio Fibonacci was my ultimate choice. I liked the color and the subject material...it is just so cool. (It is okay if you're not a Doctor Who fan and you just don't get it. Just work with me here.)
After the fabric arrived, I headed to Hancock Fabric to find a suitable fabric for the lining. I think the one I found matched beautifully and "girled" up the entire project.
Since I planned to include a check, I sewed this little zipper pouch to go with the backpack and put the card and the check in the little pouch. All in all, I was thrilled with how it turned out.
Best of all, the recipient loved it (she actually called me to thank me!) and the bag is currently enjoying winter break in the U.K. Taking the Doctor Who bag to the land of its origin! How cool is that?