There were a couple other projects I worked on during the quilt retreat over Memorial Day weekend, but they’ll get posted when they’re done since they’re mostly gifts. But one more that was for guild efforts was making totes for a center that helps at-risk youth. The guild normally makes tote bags and pillowcases. When I inquired further about the kind of tote bags they were looking for I was told that it’s for the kids to carry their stuff. It seemed like a backpack type thing would work well.
So I created this pattern for what I’m calling a “backdate” loosely inspired by a bag I had. It was super fast to put together, especially since I could just cut webbing for the straps. Although I messed up the measurements on the first one so that made it take a little longer initially since I had to add a border at the top which actually looked super cute. The second one was super fast.
I ended up making 2 using some really old fabric that I had that was good for young people, but wasn’t something I was probably going to use ever. Hope whoever gets them likes them!