Friday Flair – The Drawstring Backpack

This week’s artistic piece features a sewing project born out of need following a post-concert success and failure. I had purchased a basic nylon fabric drawstring backpack before a concert in October 2018 (Carach Angren!!!!). The small, relatively flat, backpack worked great for holding a water bottle, band merch, keys, and such while keeping them fully secure when I somehow end up in the pit even though I make a major effort to stay out of the pit. The downsides of this bag were the tiny “pocket” in it that was unable to hold anything of use like my keys and, by the end of the night, the side seams had starting to break apart. Unacceptable. So my contemplation began on how to improve this wonderful pit-approved concept of the drawstring backpack.

After many weeks, I finally felt secure enough in trying my hand at assembling my own 100% cotton version with an interior pocket large enough to hold my cell phone and car key. It came together beautifully. So beautifully, in fact, that I immediately went out and bought fabric to make seven more. Over the past week, I’ve made six of these bags to go with the one I already made. One for myself and the rest for a craft fair. My backpack went on its first journey yesterday as I ran errands. It was perfect. I look forward to utilizing it at the next concert I go to in March (Fleshgod Apocalyse!)

Blue WatercolorsFloralsFlowers & DragonfliesLadybugsMermaidsRainbow FeathersMusic Notes

Are the music notes too predictable for my drawstring backpack?

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