Make sure you pop over to Samantha's blog where you can see the beautiful bags made by the other testers and also check out their blogs as they will be doing a giveaway as well so you can improve your chances of winning the pattern. If you can't wait to win a copy of the pattern then you can go over to Samantha's Etsy Store and purchase the pattern.
It took me ages to decide on which fabric to use. I was going to use an nice green floral fabric I had but in the end I decided for my usual brown upholstery fabric and thought the patchwork pocket on the front would make it look different.
I also decided to add three fabric flowers, you can find the tutorial HERE.
There is also a zipper pocket on the inside of the bag but I didn't get good photos of that so I'm not showing it. I can never seem to take good pictures of the inside of my bags.
The Bookbag can be worn three different ways. As a backpack.
On your shoulder. You have the option to remove this strap if you want.
Or you can carry it in your hand. How neat is that!!!!!!!!!!!
I chose a chunky sports zip for my main closure.
Now for details of the giveaway.
Samantha is kindly offering a free pattern for the Bookbag Backpack to one lucky winner. To enter the giveaway you don't have to follow my blog but I'd love it if you did, us bloggers love followers, all you have to do is leave me a comment and also PLEASE LEAVE YOU EMAIL WITH YOUR COMMENT. Just lately I've noticed that a lot of comments are on 'noreply' so check you are not a no reply commenter. If you win and I can't get in touch with you I'll have to choose another winner.
The giveaway starts from today and the winner will be announced on the 11th September.
Best of luck to all of you.
P.S. I sometimes have problems with a slow internet connection so if I don't get in touch with the winner on the above date I will as soon as I can.
~ Maria ~