When my step mother saw the owl backpack I made for the birdie swap she loved it and requested one for herself. I knew she liked elephants so when I saw this fabric at JoAnn's I knew it would be perfect. I also love the aqua and brown as you can see here. The drawstring is a shoelace. Perfect color and nice and sturdy. My step-mother will be taking her new backpack to Bristol next weekend for the Nascar race.
I used the aqua dots for the lining. I added some pockets and now it is good to go. I struggled with this backpack from the very first cut. The first cut made the elephants run around the bag sideways. Then I struggled with the straps and sewing in the lining. Then the drawstring gave me trouble. The bag looks great but I am so happy that it is done. Do you ever have one of those projects that gives you trouble from the start?