As we discussed what to throw in (Color Wonder Markers, Dry Erase Crayons, little toys, and some lollipops and snacks) I realized I should make a little travel bag for their daughter.
I really liked the idea of a hobo bag. Easy and cute, but I wanted her to be able to actually carry the bag without too much difficulty. I found a tutorial for a Drawstring Knapsack. Guess what? I was going to link to it for you and I CAN'T FIND the same tutorial, or anything similar. If you know of one, please link in the comments.
I present to you the HOBO Backpack:
I pulled out a few cute fabrics to use, but when I was about to cut them out I remembered I still had extra fabric that I used on her Mom's diaper bag:
Sandi Henderson's fabric is just so beautiful, wouldn't you agree? Anyhow, I used some blue IKEA fabric (a cushion cover to be exact) that was nice and durable that somehow coordinated perfectly with the other fabrics.
The Straps are just made from a full width cut of the fabric ironed and stitched as Bias Tape.
On the bottom I did miter corners (common on a tote bag). This was to help stabilize the bag when it's sitting.
For the detail I just added the striped fabric to about 1/4 of the length on the bottom. I used Wonder Under to adhere an octagon from the other fabric then stitched around it.