I know you can’t see me but I am doing a happy dance – no, it’s not pretty, but I just listed my new Cozy Cakes Backpack and I am so excited!
I know I say this about all my designs, but I really love this pattern. I have been working on it on and off for over a year! I wanted it to look as close to a cupcake as it could so I redesigned the wrapper 3 times, and it took me a number of tries to figure out the frosting but I think it turned out to be just delicious! Here are some of the tester’s pics:
I rated this as an intermediate skill level because there are some tricky bits. It’s not technically advanced but attaching the back can be challenging because you are having to wrestle with the heavy interfacing and the fact that the cupcake is a dome. It’s also important to sew the wrapper accurately. There are French seams on the front that require 1/4″ seam allowance (I use my 1/4″ piecing foot – works great). With that said, many of my testers were advanced beginners and managed pretty darned well! So, if you are a beginner and are up for a challenge – go for it – I am always here to help! If you aren’t quite ready to tackle the backpack, there are bonus instructions for making it into a pillow.
I am also planning on a sew along for early February so keep an eye out for that.!
I hope you love this pattern and PLEASE post photos of what you make on my Facebook wall, I love seeing what you all make!
I love this pattern!!! It looks fantastic! I’m excited to make one for my little girl. Where will the Sew-along happen? Will there a be a discount code for the pattern before the SAL?
Thanks for those kind words! I love the way it turned too. I’m thinking the sew-along will be hosted on a blog and then there will be a facebook group set up so we can all chat about the process and share ideas. I will have a discount code and am working on getting some prizes as well. Hope you join us!
Would you make one of these to sell?
Sarah Gido says
Thanks for getting in touch and asking. I am sorry I have to say no. I really don’t have time to make items for resale, designing is a full time job. However, I know a lady on Etsy who makes lovely things and might be able to help you. You can find her at the link below and message her. She uses several of my patterns to make other items.
Hope that helps! sarah