I am using A-Atacs fabric for this one. Trouble is matching colors! On this pack I want to focus more on straps and sewing techniques. Starting this time with the straps.
outside Back panel and sides
Totally screwed up the hidden zipper!
I decided not to line the bag. Left it unstructured. And I kind of the the raw look inside the bag.
Decided to do Multicam Alpine again – x-pac fabric for the exterior. As a lining, i really love Dacron sailcloth. It is light, strong and provides structure. I purchased from Sailrite https://www.sailrite.com/Dacron-Supercruise-9-4oz-54.
You can see from the following picture that the x-pac is a little translucent so using the white Dacron as backing makes it “pop” instead of looking muddy.
For the interior, I used regular uncoated Multicam Alpine 500D
i just decided to do straight straps. I don’t notice a lot of difference in comfort.
Back panel with straps added
Now for the sides. I was running out of Multicam Alpine 1 inch webbing and I didnt want to use black so I made my own Molle strips
Sides attached. Now zipper
Finished pack number 3. Completed bag at the end of this post.
I saw another Nike bag when on vacation so decided to do that design instead.
And so it begins….
The panel turned out to be much easier than I thought.
I tried it on for size and it lined up well.
Next was to make a couple of outside pockets
And then to sew in the zipper
Last to do was the bottom. I was planning to do a box bottom
A little foreshadowing. Box bottoms are a bit tricky and I havent done that many. It turned out to be a bit of a mess but doesnt look horrible.
The finished pack.
I decided not to finish the inside with grosgrain ribbon as I need to order more, didnt have the time and are already planning out my next one.
The one I was working on wasnt going as planned so I decided to make a different one.
The last bag lacked molle for my sunglasses and water bottle so I included it on the sides.
I put two small zipper pockets on the sides.
I decided to use white camo for in inside.
Next was the shoulder straps. I used a different technique. They came out too wide:
Next was to sew them in:
Then to join the sides:
Then the zipper: