meet our friends’ adorable son, miles. miles loves cars.
only instead of “cars,” he calls them “bye byes.” we’re guessing it’s because you “go bye bye” in them?
miles just turned two. for his birthday, i made him a backpack full of bye byes.
the fabric is echino by etsuko furuya cars, with kona olive lining and straps (because it goes with everything!) and white store-bought piping. the pattern is rae’s toddler backpack. it was a straightforward sew and a great pattern (especially with the update to add lining), but shoot, it is definitely not the quickest project in the world. lots of steps on this bad boy. it turns out such a perfect little kid backpack, though, i think it’s totally worth the effort.
the only change i made was to interface the outside front panel and the bottom side panels with fusible interfacing. once done, it was still a bit floppy (the echino is sort of a heavier weight linen/cotton blend), so i’d probably also interface the outer back fabric and top panels next time, just for a bit more structure.
i did sort of a union jack type quilting on the bottom. it makes me happy for some reason.
we took a little walk…
and he did some stuff…
all wearing a cars backpack of his very own! little kids look so cute and “big” in backpacks, don’t they? O was wearing it around before they came over to visit and he was a huge fan of the “baapaaa” himself, so I might need to add another one of these to the list.
happy happy birthday, little guy!