Monday is my nephew's 13th birthday (Happy Birthday, Dillon!) and I had been racking my brain as to what to make for a 13 year old boy. I mean, really, what do you make???? I searched through websites and magazines for ideas and I came across a pattern for a large laundry bag in the first issue of Sew It All magazine. Now, I seriously doubt he needs to lug laundry around but I thought, "What about paintball gear? Or his ghilley suit that Big Daddy help him make for Halloween? (For those of you who don't know what a ghilley suit is, google it...it's pretty awesome).
And this is what I came up with:
Maybe it will look better if Big Daddy models it:
I sewed a zipper on the straps so he can carry it as a duffle:
Or he can unzip it and carry it as a backpack:
And, is it just me, or does Big Daddy bear a resemblance to the old guy on the cover of the Led Zeppelin IV album:
No? It is just me? Oh well....
I also addded a name patch that Big Daddy had on one of his old Army uniforms. I mean, we gotta represent, right?
Now, that this is finished, it's on to the next projects: a Valentine's gift for Big Daddy and gifts for Keeley's first birthday!