Well….as per usual, it took me longer than anticipated to reach this day! BUT….finally it is done! But before I go on to show you all the SUPER AWESOME photos sent to me from my pattern testers, I just would like to THANK each and every one of them for all their efforts and work in spotting the errors and making the improvements to the pattern. I would also like to thank my proof reader extraordinaire Rochelle for making sure all the little bitty typos the rest of us missed, are taken care of as well…If you need a Proof Reader, do check out Rochelle’s Website Here!

I certainly could NOT do it without them! Thank you Ladies!!!

Ok…..Because ALL the bags are so AWSOME and I wouldn’t know which one to choose to show you first……I am going to show them in the order they came to ME:

FIRST cab off the rank was Marilyn:

PDF Backpack by Marilyn - Dusk To Dawn a ChrisW Designs PDF backpack pattern

Marilyn’s Dawn To Dusk!

Next up we have Norma:

Dusk To Dawn Backpack Pattern crafted by Norma - A ChrisW Designs Backpack pattern

Norma’s Dawn To Dusk
Dusk to Dawn crafted by Norma - A ChrisW Designs PDF Pattern

Side View of Norma’s Dawn To Dusk
Advanced Backpack PDF sewing Pattern crafted by Norma - Designed by Christine Welsh for ChrisW Designs

Interior View of Norma’s Dawn To Dusk

Krista’s version:

Crafted by Krista - Dawn To Dusk - a ChrisW Designs PDF Pattern

Krista’s Dawn To Dusk
A ChrisW Desigsn backpack pattern sewn by Krista

Back View of Krista’s Dawn To Dusk
Dawn To Dusk - Crafted by Krista! A ChrisW Designs PDF sewing pattern

Interior View of Krista’s Dawn To Dusk

Ann-Marie’s Version:

PDF Backpack Pattern crafted by Ann-Marie - A ChrisW Designs PDF pattern

Ann-Marie’s Dawn To Dusk
Dawn To Dusk crafted by Ann-Marie - A ChrisW Designs PDF backpack pattern

The Interior of Ann-Marie’s Dawn To Dusk
ChrisW Designs backpack pattern by Ann-Marie

Back View of Ann-Marie’s Dawn To Dusk

Stephanie’s Version:

Dawn To Dusk crafted by Stephanie - A ChrisW Designs PDF Pattern

Stephanie’s Dawn To Dusk
A PDF backpack pattern by ChrisW Designs - Sewn by Stephanie

Back View of Stephanie’s Dawn To Dusk
PDF Backpack Pattern handcrafted by Stephanie - A ChrisW Designs pdf backpack sewing pattern

Bottom of Stephanie’s Dawn To Dusk

Nancy’s Version:

Dawn To Dusk crafted by Nancy - A ChrisW Designs pdf backpack sewing pattern

Nancy’s Dawn To Dusk
PDF advanced backpack sewing pattern by ChrisW Designs and sewn by Nancy

Side View of Nancy’s Dawn To Dusk
Crafted by Nancy - Designed by ChrisW Designs - a PDF backpack pattern for advanced sewists

Front Pocket View of Nancy’s Dawn To Dusk

Trish’s Version:

Advanced backpack pattern sewn by Trish - Designed by ChrisW Designs

Front View of Trish’s Dawn To Dusk
Trish's handiwork - a ChrisW Designs PDF Backpack Pattern

Back View of Trish’s Dawn To Dusk
PDF sewing pattern for a Backpack - Made by Trish, designed by Christine Welsh - ChrisW Designs

Interior View of Trish’s Dawn To Dusk

Robin’s Version:

Dawn To Dusk handcrafted by Robin - Designed by Christine Welsh for ChrisW Designs

Robin’s Dawn To Dusk
A ChrisW Designs Advanced sewing pdf pattern - Handcrafted by Robin

Robin’s Back View of Dawn To Dusk
A ChrisW Designs PDF Backpack pattern crafted by Robin

Robin’s Dawn To Dusk

Gosh….Aren’t they all just FABULOUS? I honestly could NOT pick a favourite! Every one of these bags look super dooper COOL! Thanks again Ladies for all your hard work and congratulations to you all for doing such amazing work! πŸ™‚

Here is some more info about the pattern:

FEATURES:

The Dawn To Dusk backpack is not only super useful BUT super
cool and stylish too, with its gorgeous buckle hardware, eyelets and metal
feet. Features a zippered front flap pocket with 5 pen pockets and a little coin
pocket. Two side pockets close with a magnetic snap. The roomy main compartment
consists of a large elasticized slip pocket for books or a small laptop. PLUS,
the interior also boasts a zipper pocket of its own! Adjustable straps and a
hanging loop complete the ensemble.

Finished bag size = Approx. 36cm (14”) X
33cm (13”) X 15cm (6”)

Rated Advanced:
Ratings ADVANCED

If you would like to make your very own Dawn To Dusk please stop by my Sewing Pattern Shop or my Etsy store! You can grab a copy for just US$10.95! You can also find a hardware kit in my Hardware Shop!

Hardware-kit-Nickel-DAWN-TO-DUSK

PDF backpack sewing pattern for advanced sewists by ChrisW Designs

Dawn To Dusk – A ChrisW Designs PDF Backpack Pattern!

Happy Sewing,
Christine

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18 Comments

  1. You sure have a fabulous group of testers. They’ve all done such a wonderful job of the pattern and have chosen such pretty fabrics. Well done ladies.

  2. I enjoyed seeing the finished bags! Sorry I couldn’t get to it but maybe I will still be able to finish one and send you the pic! Carol

  3. Thanks Pam! Yes the testers backpacks are really impressive! I love all of them! PLUS….LOTS of pockets are a definite must have!….I can’t help but add lots of them! LOLL

  4. What a great bag!!! Love all the different versions – some fabulous fabrics in there! I’m sure your pattern will sell well!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/ >http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  5. Thanks Jill….the testers did a great job and it is always FUN to see the bags made in all the different fabric choices! πŸ™‚ Thanks to you for a great Round Tuit as well! πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Christine. I a have a question . I want to make this bag. Do you think it will be sturdy for heavy weight carrying? I mean the way the handles are attached to the base of bag are strong enough? I do not have buckles and cannot source them for less. So what do you suggest as an alternative for this? Can I still keep the flaps and replace with velcro ? Has anyone done like this? please let me know . Have a great day

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    It will depend on just  how ‘heavy’ is heavy! My daughters both packed theirs with books and did not have a problem with it. I always suggest if anyone is planning on carrying a lot of weight in
    their bags, to stitch every seam at least twice. Also make sure you are using good quality supplies. You can leave off the buckles and close the flap with Velcro if you prefer…Some people even opt to leave off the flap entirely. The choice is yours!
     

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