|back, you can see the ergonomics I attempted to|
sculpt in the foam stitching
I used denim for the backing, again its a softer denim. Again hopefully it will hold up. I used 1/2 inch foam for padding and tried to sew it ergonomically with pad cushions ( see back pic). Not sure if it helps but it looks fancy!
The bottom is a fabric vinyl.
|you can see the hidden pocket here that Ive opened up|
On the other side is a zippered laptop sleeve. I padded it differently than my first backpack and its easy to tell because the opening is not as straight. This is partly also due to some shrinkage that occurred during the waxing process.
|zipper outer pocket organizer|
|flap open , the black elastic can|
be seen in its sleeve
Inside the pocket has an organizer that I cut out of a store bought bag. I often use store bought bags for bits and pieces. I used an outdoor non-separating dual open zipper. Zippers are weird. There are lots of different options.
Make sure you check out all the options before deciding which to use.
|inside, shiny satin!|
I used satin for lower lining because I had a remnant. Top lining is cotton.
|pre waxing, note how much|
lighter the fabric is
|double boiler for |
once melted I put the can
on mug warmer in my work area
Im not sure if its my imagination or not but the beeswax may have added a yellowing color to the fabric, I like to think it looks like honey, I don't mind but maybe I will do a 50% mixture if color is important in the future.
|all laid out before sewing,|
whew! thats a lot of fabric!