Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DIY: Fabric Backpack Embellishment

I found this cute and quick idea in Family Fun Magazine a few weeks back.  I had everything on hand, so I decided to make a little fabric embellishment for Kate’s backpack.

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Start with fabric scraps and cut them into concentric circles (I used 5).  As usual, I just eyeballed for a more handmade feel.

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I found a fun button and threaded it through the middle of the fabric.  I also added a few dabs of hot glue to keep the edges of the circles from sagging.

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I then cut out a large circle of felt to attach to the back (with hot glue).

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I cut an extra strip of felt to hot glue (to secure the safety pin).  I ended up using a much larger pin than what is pictured, because the embellishment ended up turning out a little larger than I planned, but here is the general idea.

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Kate has a busy cupcake backpack, so I decided to pin the embellishment to one of the arm straps. I like the pop of color by the face and it adds a touch of whimsy to the front of the backpack.

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A little custom touch to an otherwise ordinary backpack!  Of course, this little girl was all about it!

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4 comments:

  1. So cute and I love where you put it. Great idea!

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  2. Super cute, it looks like your little miss loves it too!

    xoxo, Tanya :)

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    Hugs,
    Tracy

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