Here's a little toddler backpack that I made for a friend's little girl. It was her 2nd birthday and I wasn't sure if she would want a train or truck on her backpack. So I decided to make a bird. I love making backpacks for friends because it gives me a chance to experiment a little more.
I bought the striped fabric ages ago and was so happy to find it in my stash. The only other bird I've made so far was for this owl toddler backpack
I spent a long time figuring out the eyes. Joshie and I debated it and even hubby weighed in. In the end, I ended up taking it to my Facebook Page for a vote. (Since this pic, I also changed the beak and made it pink instead of yellow).
I put her initial on the side of the bag since I felt that the "G" would be too much for the front. I also added a little tassel for the zipper.
I tried a new twill webbing vs my usual. I also had to use D rings because I ran out of backpack connectors.
I used a simple black cotton for the lining.
Here's another angle.
and here she is waiting on the front porch.