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Scrap Lab Backpack

This bag has great details—an exterior pocket, drawstring closure, and adjustable straps—that add style and function. Fabrics are from the Remix collection by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


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Designers: Patty Young and Emalee Grambo of ModKid


1⁄2 yard solid gray (pocket, straps, drawstring)
7—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted oval prints in orange, gray, yellow, blue, green, aqua, and red (bag body)
3⁄4 yard lining fabric
Medium-weight fusible interfacing
2—1⁄2"-diameter buttons: red
4"-long piece 3⁄4"-wide hook-and-loop tape
2—1-1⁄2" triglides (available in crafts stores)
2—1-1⁄2" D rings
8—5⁄8" grommets

Finished bag: 14×20×7"

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
Measurements include 1⁄2" seam allowances except where indicated in sewing instructions. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.