Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pillowcase Backpack Reveal!

Check out this bit of retro awesomeness, circa 1977. This was made from a pillowcase that was on my bed when I was a kid.

I love the was really easy. It took about 30 minutes from start to finish. It's a very strong sturdy bag, because it's folded so that the fabric is doubled. I would love to make some more of these for all my kids, if I could only find some more pillowcases! I have one more blue and white striped pillowcase, and I think I'm going to applique something on it to make a backpack for Samuel...just didn't have time today.
This was a VERY SIMPLE bag...if you are nervous about getting started, this should be the first one you try.
Happy sewing!


  1. I love all the pillowcase ideas!!!

  2. i'm new to all these wonderful blogs... and this might be a silly question but is there a pattern for this? My daughter wants one too!