Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back 2 School Pattern Pack {Review + a Giveaway}

Today I have something special for you all! I've been lucky enough to be apart of Get Your Crap Together's Back 2 School Pattern Bus Tour!

Chelsea of Get Your Crap Together has designed this great pattern pack full of great patterns for back 2 school. I sewed up 2 of the patterns and I'm here to share what I thought about them.

Now you all know that I am not a mom... yet. This pattern pack was definitely geared more towards kids, but as a female without kids, I was also able to find uses for these patterns! Here, I will show you:

The first pattern I made was the Traveling Backsak. Chris and I play co-ed volleyball during the week. It's something we do to stay active and hang out with friends. Chris has a bag {similar to the Traveling Backsak} that he is able to put his towel and whatnot in, but I do not have a bag. So I made the Traveling Backsak and it works perfectly as a volleyball bag!

Since I knew my bag was going to be primarily outdoors, I bought some outdoor fabric to make it.

I had a little mess up while sewing because I wasn't paying attention to my straps!

Besides my blonde moment with the straps, the pattern was very easy to follow and the bag came together very quickly!

I never realized how easy this type of bag is to make. I just might have to make a few more. ; )

Everything I need for volleyball fits!

I love my little Traveling Backsak! I definitely think this is a versatile pattern that anyone could find a use for.

The other pattern I made was the Coin Purse, because who doesn't want a cute little purse?!

I used fabric I had lying around at home and I happened to have a zipper on hand too! {I love it when I don't have to go to the store!} This pattern was also super easy and I had no troubles making it.

Such a cute little purse. I'm going to use it in my actual purse to hold my chap-stick, gum, and other small whatnots.

I'd originally intended on making 3 of the patterns. The last pattern I wanted to make was the Crayon Roll-Up. Instead of using it for crayons, though, I planned on using it for my make-up brushes! The only problem was I wanted to use laminate fabric and I haven't been able to find any I like. Once I find the right fabric, I fully intend on making the Crayon Roll-Up. So stay tuned!

All and all I loved this pattern pack and definitely recommend it to anyone, with or without kids! I want to give a big thanks to Chelsea of Get Your Crap Together for letting me be apart of this Bus Tour. If you would like to check out the other stops on this tour then head on over to Chelsea's blog. There will be examples of the Back 2 School Pattern Pack all week!

One last thing. This Bus Tour is comes with a GIVEAWAY!

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  1. What a great bag and little purse. Not only do I like the style I LOVE the fabric. Great job- xo Diana

    Edited to add- Your word verification is really bad today. I am on my THIRD try to get this comment posted. Have you thought about taking it off so people can comment easier?

    1. Thanks Diana! I used to not have the word verification but I was getting a lot of spam comments in a day. I just got tired of dealing with them. Thanks for always commenting and I hope the word verification doesn't turn you off commenting on my blog.

  2. Stephanie, these are so great! Thanks for being apart of our bus tour! I love your "blonde" moment. I have seen and done that numerous times!!

    1. Thanks for the opportunity to be apart of this Bus Tour! I really enjoyed sewing your patterns. : )