Mix 'n Match, a design by Riet van de Walle, is a school bag that stands out because of the combination of the different coloured areas. The bag comes in two sizes: a nursery bag and a primary school version.
The structure of the pattern is well thought-out and somewhat atypical, but by means of a well-documented step-by-step plan it leads you to a gem of a school bag with which your toddler or primary schoolchild proudly walks into the gate.
Because you work with large and often reinforced parts, this project is not suitable for light sewing machines or for absolute beginners. Also take into account a serious time investment. But with some perseverance and a good dose of patience you will certainly be rewarded for your hard work!
Supplies: Primary school version (kindergarten version between brackets)
- Outer fabric: 100cm for fabric width 110cm / 80cm for fabric width 140cm (75/55 cm)
- Accent fabric: 75cm for fabric width 110cm / 55cm for fabric width 140cm (50/35 cm)
- Lining: 90cm at fabric width 110cm / 70cm at fabric width 140cm (75/60 cm)
- Decovil 100 x 90cm (70 x 90cm)
- Alternative to decovil is sandwich fix, slightly less slippery and easier to manipulate. Required: 75 x 150cm (50 x 150cm)
- Fleece/towelling or Style-vil for back straps and handle: 40cm (30cm)
- Sewing thread
- Jeans needle
- 160cm (140cm) piping
- 5m (3m) bias of min. 2cm wide
- 150cm (140cm) flexible webbing straps of 3cm wide
- 2 molded plastic teeth zippers (or metal teeth zippers) of 25cm (20cm).
- Tip: molded plastic teeth and metal zippers can be shortened by removing a number of teeth. Longer zippers need not be a problem.
- 1 (2) tuck lock(s)
- 2 adjustable sliders of 3cm
- 37cm (30cm) Velcro
- 2 key rings (1 to 1.5cm diameter)
- 4 bag feet
- Piece of placemat or bag bottom: 40 x 13cm (32 x 9cm)
- Washi tape
- Double sided tape