As I’ve been both working and recovering, my boys have been venturing out on their own a lot more. While Bob is supportive of my handbag habit, carrying a floral diaper bag while I’m not actually accompanying them is probably asking too much. Somehow Bob manages to carry practically nothing with him except a spare “nappy”, and he usually gets away with it. (It helps that he knows I stash spare clothes and everything else Emmett needs in the car, which is never too far away.) But, he would definitely have a more successful trip if he had somewhere to stash Emmett’s water bottle and a million snacks. :P
He chose this Tardis fabric that I’ve been hoarding, and noticed there was enough to make Emmett a mini one. Emmett is basically a mini-Bob and Bob enjoys emphasizing that by matching. He even let me use a pink zipper and lining to avoid a trip to the fabric store!
- Start with the full size Bigger on the Inside Backpack PDF Pattern.
- Simply print the Main Body (A), Pockets (C&D), and Bottom (B) pattern pieces at 85%.
- Keep the zipper and strap tabs (Pieces E & F) the original size (use the measurements given on the pattern pieces.)
- Shorten the straps (These are approx. 65″ long.)
- Make the cut for the zipper 6.5″ from the top instead of 7.5″ in Step 7a.
- Change the measurement for the zipper from 11″ to 9.5″ in Step 7b.
- I added a little loop at the top to clip it to the side of the stroller. I cut this the same width as the straps and 5.5″ long.
- The finished size is about 12″ tall x 10″ wide x 4.5″ deep.
The boys happily modeled their bags. :)
I hope you all survived Daylight savings! I heard it was brutal this year and required extra coffee, probably because more and more of my friends have kids! We go the other way in a few weeks, but that makes our time difference much more manageable (15 hours vs 17 hours) so it means I can usually go to bed *after* Chicago wakes up, so I can check in with more of you before you start your day.
Thank you all and HAPPY SEWING!