Off to kindy Oliver+S backpack

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It’s kids clothes week, so of course I have spent the week not sewing clothing, but at least it is kid-related! In case you can’t tell, it’s a bumblebee backpack! The pattern is from the Oliver+S Little things to sew book by Liesl Gibson, with design mods by my 3.5 year old for his first day at kindy.

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When I told him that we could design a backpack for kindy together I was imagining dark blue (his favourite colour) and some sort of beast (dragon? dinosaur? shark?). But he chose a bee, probably because he’s seen something like it in the playground or the shops. He wanted a zip pocket up front and somewhere to put his water bottle.

bee backpack backThe teeny wings are cut from an old pair of khaki cargo pants, mostly because white + boys + kindy might not last long. The lining is a quilting cotton with a fun cityscape print. This is taken in bad light, the colours are much brighter and bolder. Love all the tiny details – all the different buildings, Chinatown, ferris wheels etc.

cityscape fabricI finished this about 2 minutes before we jumped in the car on the first morning of kindy. Phew! So proud of my boy. I hope we can collaborate again soon!

Fabric: Canvas and quilting fabric from Spotlight.

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6 thoughts on “Off to kindy Oliver+S backpack

  1. It looks great – seems your little one has an eye for design 🙂 I have some fabric (matching but different colours for my two) waiting to become and oliver + s backpack, but I’ve been put off trying to find the buckles etc for the straps. Where did you find yours?

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