Where would the country be in England? Essex? Wherever Jane Austen was, right? I had the pleasure of testing the London Backpack for my pal Vanessa for the Spring Willow & Co pattern release. I love the result!
Vanessa designs bags so well. The pattern pieces fit perfectly and her style is classic modern. The instuctions were very clear too- I even learned how to make a zipper cover and I used my ancient grommet maker with success!
I used some vintage ticking that the neightbor gave me. His very crafty wife passed away last year and he has been slowly clearing out her things. I wish she could see her fabric being put to good use! I also used linen (actual linen and not the look alike drop cloth fabric or Osenberg fabric) The result was very pretty. But honestly- The look alikes work just as well and are a lot cheaper 🙂
You can go get the London Backpack pattern HERE. It is more like a stylish backpack purse with nice attention to pockets and details that are more adult. Very cool!