Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack

I was asked to customize a Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack by a valued customer.  She needed a bag that’s huge enough to hold her baby carrier.  Although this is my first attempt, I readily agreed as it looked pretty easy to sew.  Most importantly, I think this is going to be a fun project and will look really cute using my favourite fabrics from the Very Hungry Caterpillar collection by Andover Fabrics!

The finished drawstring backpack measures 17″ x 12″ and is very roomy for a baby carrier, diapers and other small baby essentials.  In fact, it’s so versatile it can also be used as a beach bag, a book bag for your trip to the library, gym bag and so on.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack features lots of cheery caterpillars, butterflies, cupcakes, colourful dots and will be an absolute delight to own for all die hard Hungry Caterpillar fans (just like me)!

Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack

Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack

Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack

Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack

Made of 100% cotton fabrics, the Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack is so comfortable and lightweight to carry around.  The interior is lined with a dark green fabric and can easily fit some books, lunch box, water bottle and clothes.  I string an off-white cording for the drawstring, through loops attached to the bottom of the bag.  The length of the cording is adjustable according to the height of the user.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Drawstring Backpack is now available for customization in my Etsy store at  Please check it out soon as quantities are limited!  Please note that this item is made to order and will take 2 – 3 weeks for production.

I can’t get enough of all the fun bags that I’m making out of the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric collection.  Hmm….what shall I sew next?  😉

Covered Buttons Accessories

Covered buttons are so awesome and versatile for creating crafts and accessories, something which i discovered by chance while searching for pretty buttons for my tote bags and brainstorming for quick project ideas for my craft markets.  They are also easy to make on a weekend and can be used in a wide variety of crafts such as hair accessories, earrings, garments, bags, toys and more.  Making these buttons is also an excellent way to use up my fabric scraps, which really helps to clear junk off my craft room!  LOL

Assorted Covered Buttons Ponytail Holders

Assorted Ponytail Holders

Assorted Covered Buttons Bobby Pins

Assorted Bobby Pins

Assorted Covered Buttons Hair Clips

Assorted Hair Clips

Assorted Covered Buttons Badges

Assorted Badges

I’ve since created and sold hundreds of accessories using fabric buttons, some of my favourite items being earrings, hair accessories and badges. Fabric buttons are created using merely metal button kits, which sell at $2 a pack from Daiso.  They come in a variety of sizes such as 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 22mm, 27mm and 38mm.  There are about 10 – 20 metal buttons in each kit, depending on sizes.  Each kit comes with metal buttons with shank backs, template and tools.

Covered Buttons Kit

Covered Buttons Kit

Some of my most popular items include Christmas-themed items made using fabric buttons.  My favourite is the 12 Days of Christmas fabric buttons, which is available in three different colours.  They are available in my Etsy store at

Christmas-themed Covered Buttons Ponytail Holders

Christmas-themed Ponytail Holders

Gingerbreadman Covered Buttons Earrings

Gingerbreadman Earrings

12 Days of Christmas Covered Buttons

12 Days of Christmas Fabric Buttons

Primitive Christmas-themed Covered Buttons

Primitive Christmas-themed Fabric Buttons

These gorgeous button earrings come in different sizes and designs.

Black Cat Covered Black Cat Covered Buttons Earrings

Black Cats Earrings

Cupcakes Covered Buttons Earrings

Cupcakes Earrings

Rabbits Covered Buttons Earrings

Rabbits Earrings

Hedgehogs Covered Buttons Earrings

Hedgehogs Earrings

Look at how pretty these accessories look when worn!

Black Cat Covered Buttons Ponytail Holder

Black Cat Ponytail Holder

Covered Buttons Hair Accessories

Christmas-themed Ponytail Holder

Check out my Etsy store for more accessories made using fabric buttons: