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?  😉

Project Hungry Caterpillar

It’s being a looooong time since I started on a new quilting project, as I’ve been really bogged down with work and family commitment.  So long that I felt really guilty about it and had this constant urge to sew again!

So here I am…..with my new project – Project Hungry Caterpillar.  This quilt is specially dedicated to my daughter Eponine.  She has loved “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” story by Eric Carle since she was a baby and still keeps the board book with her, though she’s already 10 this year.  Therefore, when I saw this collection and kit from Andover Fabrics, I knew that I had to make it for her!  This would be the most perfect gift for her, as a cherished childhood memory for many years to come.

This is gonna be my “biggest” project by far, a single quilt measuring 64″ x 92″!  The two panel blocks measure 24″ x 24″ each.  I’m not even sure how I could fit this huge quilt under my machine but I’ll figure it out somehow.

There are so many fabrics to cut it took me almost five nights in a row!  I actually made a mistake cutting up one of the fabrics and realised it too late that there’s not enough!!!  Arrrgggghhhhh….good grief still carries the fabrics, so I could at least purchase extra.

Cut up fabrics for Project Hungry Caterpillar – ready to be pieced!

Looking forward to completing this new exciting project!  I’m not sure how long it would take but I hope to be able to complete it by 2013 Christmas!  LOL