The Laminated Cotton Backpack marks the halfway point through Chloe’s Fall Collection…

This is really just a different take on the Bustle Backpack, using the same basic pattern and tutorial found HERE.

I did happen to add a circle piece of cardboard in between the lining and the exterior fabric for the bottom, to give it a little more stability and shape. As well as sewing in the piping along the upper edge for a more tailored look.

I love working with laminated cotton. And all of the fabric designers seem to think so as well, with their new lines starting to become more and more available in it! L-O-V-E.

This fabric has so much potential for so many different uses! It can be used for waterproof purses / backpacks, diaper changing pads, tablecloths, any sort of computer / electronic case, highchair cover, raincoats, etc. Anything you may want water proof – you can use laminated cotton for! It sews pretty much the same as regular cotton, which is what makes it so fabulous. And it can go in the washing machine, or just get wiped down with a wet paper towel.

Looking for more information on Laminated Cotton? There is a great post with tips and tricks – as well as the difference between laminated cotton & oilcloth found HERE.

And one last tip for sewing laminated cotton not covered in that blog post…

Seriously, best tip ever! Undoes the ‘stick’ factor.

The fabric I used for Chloe’s Fall Backpack is from Amy Butler’s Love Collection, Trumpet Flowers. Now she won’t have to worry about her favorite stuffed animal getting wet on those rainy days :).

Chloe really wanted to be in this photo shoot too…lol

Guess what? We have more laminated goodness to come tomorrow as I am guest posting over at Naptime Crafters to help celebrate her blogiversary!

See you then :)