Range Backpack

When Anna Graham of Noodlehead released her Range Backpack pattern, I immediately wanted to make it! I have been using a Trail Tote pattern from Robert Kaufman as my daily purse but needed a change. In high school, I used a cloth drawstring backpack as my purse and felt Anna’s pattern elevated that design to a whole new level. I kept stalking looking at the instagram hashtag #rangebackpack for examples.

Range Backpack, pattern by Noodlehead

Finally, two things happened simultaneously and convinced me that I needed to buy the pattern. First, I saw Jess Makesversion and asked for her sage advice.  Armed with helpful hints, I was also lucky enough to be gifted Arroyo Fabric from Erin Dollar at Cotton and Flax. A Range Backpack was meant to be made!

As with every other Noodlehead pattern I have made (like my Super Tote or Poolside Tote), the instructions are well described with helpful illustrations. She includes helpful cut out labels you can use as you are cutting out your pieces. The cutting and fusing/interfacing take time so I planned to spend afew crafting sessions on each activity. I opted for webbing instead of leather or a fabric loop and added extra quilting to the back panel to compensate for non-home decor/canvas/waved cotton fabric. Anna includes what should be done in that situation.

I love my backpack and have replaced my Trail Tote for now. The fabric combination of Arroyo from Cotton and Flax for Robert Kaufman along with Biology from Sarah Watson for Cloud 9 and these adorable lavender glasses (I can’t find the selvedge! 🙁 ) make this the perfect bag for me.

 

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  1. This is so beautiful and I believe the cute glasses print is called Geekly Chic from Riley Blake if I remember correctly.

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  2. Super cute! I LOVE all of her patterns. One of my first sewing projects was an “open wide pouch”, and I have been hooked ever since. She has an amazing sense of style. This is cute. Now I want to make one too.

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  3. Love your backpack! I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while (I have her book which I love too) but it feels just a tad scary however I can see it definitely in my future and yours has certainly nudged me closer that’s for sure 🙂

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