by toogie 04 May 2020

Hello Cuties! My niece I travel with, gave me this little Thomas train set for Gus, as her grandson is too old now to play with it. I had this railway fabric in my stash, so I decided to make Gus a small backpack and put his pieces in it. Maybe it will encourage mom to let him take all the pieces home-lol-Gus' dad works with trains so I embroidered this design and rails for the front pocket. I was disappointed in the stitch out, but it is what it is... I did not have a backpack pattern, but after reading a few tuts, I figured I could make one as he is 4 years old and I wanted a small one. I could have made it even smaller but he will be able to get more in.-lol-Hope you like it. I don't know when he will get it, as we are still self quarantined. Have a good day Cuties. Stay home-stay well-Toogie

1-front
2-Back
3-Inside with pocket( turned wrong side out)
4-my zipper pulls, I almost forgot!

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by lidiad 10 May 2020

You have done a great job, Toogie. I love it and Gus will be thrilled!
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 11 May 2020

Thank you Lidia, he was! He got it yesterday when they came for Mother's Day. We visited outside but I got to be with them!!!

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by cfidl 10 May 2020

This is fun and wonderful. Excellent work as always.

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toogie by toogie 10 May 2020

Thank you Christine

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by justsew 10 May 2020

Fantastic bag . he will treasure it. well done . hugs Pam.

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toogie by toogie 10 May 2020

Thanks for looking Pam!

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by UniqueB 07 May 2020

Wonderful Job!

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2020

Thank you!

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by blueeyedblonde 07 May 2020

Great job!

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2020

Thanks!

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by carolpountney 06 May 2020

Oh Toogie you are so clever the back pack looks very professional

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2020

Thank you Carol but you as well as others here do great work too. Still it was nice of you to say. Have a good day-T

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by sewdeb 06 May 2020

Oh, Toogie, this is adorable! Gus is going to be thrilled with it! I hope you get out more - and a drive to nowhere is essential to your mental health, as far as I'm concerned! Hugs, stay well. Deb

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2020

I get out in the yard and watch and hope that the squirrels don't get the only two tomatoes in my garden so far.
Thanks for looking at Gus' backpack!

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by sewdoctor 06 May 2020

It is adorable....he will love it......Stay safe!

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2020

Thank you and the same to you. We get a rare family member drop something off on our porch but no one comes in.....

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by basketkase 06 May 2020

Awesome job, Toogie......

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2020

Thank you Vicki!

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by shirley124 05 May 2020

Great Backpack Toogie. Gus will be thrilled with it. Hopr you are keeping well and safe. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 05 May 2020

We are good, thank you, hope the same for y'all too.

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by vickiannette 05 May 2020

so beautiful, you are very clever

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toogie by toogie 05 May 2020

Thank you, I do like to play!

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by sewpam 05 May 2020

That is perfect. You took extra care and time to make sure the design of the fabric matched up. Love it!! Did you make a pattern as you made the backpack?

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toogie by toogie 05 May 2020

Some pieces I did. One of our other nieces works for the newspaper. A year ago I was able to purchase a partial roll of paper for $5. if I remember correctly. It has a huge amount of paper left on it, so I use it sometimes to draw a pattern. Of course my other 'tool' for rounding corners is a tin can lid, plate, bowl, etc-lol-

toogie by toogie 05 May 2020

Did you need the measurements?

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by mrskiki 05 May 2020

Looks perfect to me. He will love it. You could take it over to his house and leave it on the doorstep. Then stand back and watch his joy. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 05 May 2020

I would have to let them know I'm coming or the outside dogs would chew it up! ...I told my husband the other day if he wanted to just 'get out' we could go ride and not really go anywhere or stop anywhere. He thought that was pointless. We did have to do our banking yesterday for this month, as I still had his last months check un-cashed or deposited. Mine is direct deposit. I deposited yesterday and gone today for house insurance. The saying, 'Here today, gone tomorrow', is so true.

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by peafarm 04 May 2020

Fantastic Toogie--I remember back about 15 yrs ago or so made one of my granddaughter's back pack without a pattern--fly by the seat of your pants kind of thing. I do a lot of design as I go kind of thing. Gus will love this when he gets it. So will mommy!!

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toogie by toogie 04 May 2020

I just hope I have enough strap for him to adjust. I think I do but maybe we will see before he out grows it.-lol-We always had to have so many bags for Avery but this one is made just for him. Thanks!

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by pennifold 04 May 2020

Well done Toogie, you've done an awesome job and he'll love it because you made it for him. I love the top section on your backpack with the central zipper. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 04 May 2020

I should have sewn my zipper closer joining to the bottom gusset. I was afraid I had not allowed enough length, but as it turned out, I had exactly enough. I could have sewn it closer, had I been sure, but I wasn't ripping it out. -Not as fancy as yours but thanks!

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by mops Moderator 04 May 2020

So cute, he'll love it!

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toogie by toogie 04 May 2020

Thanks mops, I trust you are well.

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by sonjapotgieter 04 May 2020

That is Sooo Cute and Adorable!!!Pretty and Stunning work done!!!

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toogie by toogie 04 May 2020

Thank you Sonja I think he will be surprised, I usually make for his sister.

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by dailylaundry 04 May 2020

Great job!! This is adorable!

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toogie by toogie 04 May 2020

Thanks!

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by asterixsew Moderator 04 May 2020

Congratulations on a super piece of work Toogie. Gus is one lucky lad. Love your choice of fabric.

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toogie by toogie edited 04 May 2020

The fabric was marked down when I got it so the attachments probably cost me more, but again, they’re in my stash!!! Thanks

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by dragonflyer 04 May 2020

Nice job, Toogie!

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toogie by toogie 04 May 2020

Thanks!

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