Why not right? I've been talking a lot about making a backpack of some type, not just a bag that has tons of pockets and zippers and stuff, but something simple and streamline that works well within the current assortment. I go back and forth with size, style, design, shape and always end up back to something similar to this look.
Overall total time not including making of the pattern, around about 6hrs or so. I didn't do any dying, burnishing, edge painting etc. Since this was a first run or prototype, I didn't want to waste the time on something I didn't like.
Learned that certain pieces should go first and need to add a couple of new revisions to the overall all design. Would like to have interior flaps from the top edge, so that when the front cover is on, it hides the sides a bit better. Also, need to reduce the backing for the handle down to about 1" so that the front flap rolls down. Then probably will only sew about half way up, so it will give it room to open and roll or fold down much further.
Not bad I do say so myself! What do you guys think?