Episode 9: It’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Patchwork Backpack by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In this episode we are completing the interior of our patchwork backpack with the addition of a three way divided slip pocket. For this portion of the project you will need two 18″ x 18″ squares of quilt weight cotton fabric and three 7″ x 18″ rectangles of quilt… Read More

Episode 8: A custom fit

Custom interior pockets

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! Our creative community has opted to include a padded laptop sleeve, small zippered pocket, 3-way divided slip pocket and a swivel key fob into the interior design of this fabulous bag. In today’s episode we are crafting the interior rear pocket panel of our collaborative patchwork backpack which includes… Read More

Episode 7: It’s a beautiful bag!

Patchwork Backpack by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In today’s episode we are crafting the drawstring ties and completing the exterior of our patchwork backpack. For this portion of the project you will need two pieces of quilt weight cotton fabric which measure 3” x 20” and a quilted base panel which you will craft (just like… Read More

Episode 5: On the sunny side

Collaborative Patchwork Backpack by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In this episode we are creating elasticized side pockets and attaching the side panels to our front panel. For this portion of the project you will need to create two more quilted panels from the 4″ squares. Each panel is two squares wide and five squares high, for a… Read More

Episode 3: Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da

Hidden Zipper Pocket by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! Today we are incorporating the hidden zipper pocket into the exterior of our collaborative patchwork backpack design. Yesterday we assembled the front and rear patchwork panels and finished those with a nice diamond top quilt pattern. You will need 1 of those finished quilted panels, a 6″ x 18″… Read More