The Hello Kitty Backpack

During my daughter’s first year in Kindergarten she went through 2 backpacks! We had ripping and broken zippers. I have gotten so fed up with the kid backpacks I decided to make one.

My daughter wanted a Hello Kitty backpack, but of course there is no Hello Kitty fabric for making backpacks. Instead I used pink and black pack cloth and sewed on a Hello Kitty patch. I also embroidered my daughter’s name on the pack. Check out the pictures.

Making the backpack was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. The biggest problem I had was putting in the zippers the correct way. However, I never would have been able to sew this on my old Kenmore machine. The Pfaff sewed through the metal zipper, at speed, like it was sewing fabric. I never even broke a needle! I have broken needles on nylon zippers, sewing slowly, with the Kenmore. I think the backpack came out great!

Here are the materials I used:

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