It was one of those moments where I could see in my mind how everything needed to come together and I couldn't stop until it was all finished.
There are things I would change if I did it again (aren't there always), but I am so far pleased with the outcome. The backpack has three exterior pockets, no interior. I think the straps will need some further reinforcing at some point, we will see.
And I think I would have liked to buy a piece of leather to cover the bottom. Just for the sake of durability. The pack does have a purse zipper, so there are two pulls, and I really like that.
Bella was very satisfied and will be wearing it for the rest of the school year she says.
The main fabric is Ann Kelle Urban Zoology by Robert Kaufman. The polka dot is a Michael Miller print and the solid orange is a Kona Cotton from Jo-Ann's.