Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chairbackers

Well, I did it.  I conquered another crafting project.  

Although I STILL don't love Valentine's Day, I have always loved the 
Pottery Barn Kids Valentine's Day Chairbacker.  
(image from PBK website.  Sorry,  And thank you, PBK.)

I mean seriously, how cute is that??  

Fortunately, I stumbled upon an amazing tutorial, and decided to go for it.  This really stretched my crafting skills, and my confidence has grown tremendously.  


I learned to use interfacing.....


I made buttons.... I didn't even know you could do that!


I sewed buttonholes!!  


Back straps


Front, open.
I used ric rack!  


Hanging


Back


Hers & His.  

The PBK version is more like a backpack mailbox, whereas this one is a fully-lined backpack.  
I like this version better.  
I LOVE the end result, and can't wait to fill them with little goodies for Monday morning!

Notes: If I had to do it again, I wouldn't use the (cheap) eco-felt that I chose.  It's fine, mostly because this is only going to be used for one day a year.... but it's not as substantial as the (slightly) more expensive choices out there.  

I like this so much, I am seriously thinking about doing some for Christmas.  I think it would be perfect for Christmas cards & goodies on Christmas eve.  

7 comments:

Ben, Rebecca, Natali, & Isaac said...

Amy..they turned out great! A friend out here is in the process of making the exact same thing. I was way to intimidated to attempt it. Button holes...are you kidding me! I am impressed! They turned out super cute Amy! Maybe you have given me the confidence to try it out...for NEXT v-day!

Jen said...

those are adorable. way to go!!

Ashley said...

Yep - you're Martha - and I'm SOOOOO impressed. They look amazing! What a fabulous idea and 1000 points to you for actually doing it!

sarita said...

That is as craftastic as it gets---I love them! You go girl!

Amy @ OurScoop said...

Well done! I would love for you to add them to my flickr pool. I thought that there was an "upload" button to add photos. I'm new to this flickr pool thing so I don't really know.

We even use our bags for secret pals and put notes and surprises to each other in them.

Now, how can I get you to love Valentine's day?

The Christensens said...

And who said you couldn't learn to love Valentine's Day! You are amazing!!!

MamaJoss said...

This is AWESOME!!! Love it so much - very nice job :)