by pennifold ( edited 02 May 2020 ) 14 Apr 2020

Hi Cuties, well I finished Delphi's backpack today. I'm getting quicker at getting them done now, but not rushing them at the same time. I sew a few panels on the first day, then the easier ones, lining and hardwear etc. on the second day, then put it all together on the third. I'm starting sewing about 9.00ish and have a couple of hours, then have lunch and start up again in the afternoon.

Delphi wanted yellow/gold and I've put some blue on it too to make it look like Sunshine and Sky. I hope she will get lots of use out of it. Only Ben's boys to make now. I'll start Cooper's tomorrow! Love Chris

1. Front of backpack with little silver zipper pulls and yellow beads on ties. (5 zips per bag, 2 on the front, 1 on each side and one on the inside.
2. Back view with Sliders and "D" rings.
3. Side View pocket.
4. Lining view with zippered pocket in back lining.


by toogie 18 Apr 2020

Very well made Chris. I know the kids will be proud to say their Grandmother made them!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Apr 2020

Thanks Toogie, I do hope so. Love Chris

by zoefzoef 18 Apr 2020

just one word :

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Apr 2020

Thanks Linda, love Chris

by vickiannette 17 Apr 2020

you have been using up all your spare CV19 time, that's for sure. The back packs are fantastic. PS Do hope that you and family are all well.

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pennifold by pennifold 19 Apr 2020

Hi Vicki, well I've certainly been using up my time sewing. I had nearly finished Cooper's green backpack, when Ben, our son told me no Cooper doesn't actually like green, but Aqua. So I've just about finished an Aqua one and will finish off the green one and Ben said he'd have it.
Yes, we are all well. Love Chris

by airyfairy 16 Apr 2020

The work involved is just amazing. Beautiful work.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Apr 2020

Yes,lots of it, but we now have time to do it! Love Chris

by mariagiannina 15 Apr 2020

Very pretty colours Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Apr 2020

Thanks Mary, I love the combination too. ❤️👵🏻

by bevnorris 14 Apr 2020

Oh, Chris, they just get better and better! Love this colour combination. Congratulations!!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

Thanks Bev, yes, these colours always look fresh. Love Chris

by Sewmum1 14 Apr 2020

Another great job. Delphi will love it

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

Thanks so much, I do hope so. Love Chris

by blueeyedblonde 14 Apr 2020

They are all so gorgeous! But still like the purple best!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

Thanks Linda, yes, me too. Love Chris (and that's the smaller one made in the 5x7 hoop)

by robertahilde 14 Apr 2020

Lovely as all of them, perfect colour combination as usual.
The purple one is my favourite. Congratulation and Hugs.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

Thanks Roberta, yes that one does stand out! Love Chris

by asterixsew Moderator 14 Apr 2020

Another lovely bag. Out of interest how long does it take to make one of these beautiful bags please?

asterixsew by asterixsew 14 Apr 2020

Ah if I read carefully and work out the maths … I can get the answer I asked

pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

It depends Caroline, if I sat down all day and did nothing else I could do one. I usually take 2-3 days. Darina who has made 17 of them can do one a day, but she must sit there constantly to finish, or have a couple of machines going. I did with one of mine, but the Brother kept playing up, so most of these have been made on the Ruby Royale Husqvarna machine. Love Chris

by peafarm 14 Apr 2020

I am keeping an eye on all your backpacks but just had to reply. I love this one. Colors are so pretty. They are all pretty and wanted to say how well you have done them.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

Thanks Patty, I agree with you. Thanks for your comment. Love Chris

by dailylaundry 14 Apr 2020

It is official - I like each one even better than the last! I happen to love yellow and blue together - so pretty!!! This is such an incredible project, you won't be able to top it next year - lol. Hugs to you, Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

HI Laura, yes, this one is so pretty and Delphi is a real little girly girl. I will have trouble thinking up something I'm sure, but at least it's keeping me busy. Love Chris

by sonjapotgieter 14 Apr 2020

Stunning!!!Would not know which one to choose!!!!They are ALL Beautiful..Stunning work done!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

Thanks Sonja for commenting on my backpacks. I absolutely love a lady' s ones on the site - she has made 17 of them! Love Chris

by clintonmiss22 14 Apr 2020

I think all of these are so beautiful! I would love to do some - I could only do the 5x7 size, but I think all my girls would like them. One question - are you using upholstery type fabric (at least for the outside) or a dress weight cotton? After all the work put into them, will they hold up to the wear-and-tear of a kid/teenager? Thanks!

pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

Hi ?, sorry I don't have your name on my database. I am only using cotton fabric. You could use upholstery fabric and use a stronger needle when sewing it all together. The one I made for Aqualina is a 5x7, but I think the bigger one is more useful. No, these will just be used for them to carry things they want to take for a sleep over etc. I could always treat the fabric with a waterproofer an put stud on the base! Love Chris

clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 14 Apr 2020

Thanks for the info. This will be helpful. I'll post IF I ever get brave enough to try one. ... I'm Kathy :0)

by sewdoctor 14 Apr 2020

Beautiful, as all of them are!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Apr 2020

Ah! Thanks so much Darlene, love Chris