Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Road Trip Backpack Pillow

We'll be hitting the road for Disney in a couple of weeks, so I wanted to make Owen a fun bag for the trip.
The idea for this Backpack Pillow has been floating around in my head for a while now after seeing Traci's Road Trip Pillowcases that her mom had made for her when she was little. I loved her idea of putting a handle on the pillow I was sure to be lugging around the airport for Owen if it wasn't attached to him!
I also loved her idea of the pocket on the pillow so O-man could have all of his coloring books and snacks and toy trucks close by, but I knew that this would need to be a big pocket to fit all of his favorite things... then I remembered Dana's Hobo Sack!
So I'm thinking, "Perfect, if only the Hobo Sack were attached to the pillow, then he could carry the pillow around with him on his back...
and why not have the pillow detach from the backpack with snaps so he's not laying his head on bumpy cars... (At this point in my thought process I'm getting really excited, can you tell!?)
then he can carry the detached backpack around without the pillow whenever a pillow isn't needed!"
So when I stumbled on this adorable Michael Miller fabric called "Signs of the Times" it was the icing on the cake!
My sewing machine and I hummed away for a few hours and we created something I'm so excited about... perfect for our road trip! Disney, here we come!

13 comments:

dana said...

totally cool! thanks for sharing with me!

Eli said...

awsome!
what beautiful fabrics
I wish I could find them here
cheers!

Cole's Corner said...

Wow! Awesome. Necessity is the mother of invention.

Joe and Abby said...

Sarah, SO CUTE!!!! What a great idea!!!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

That backpack is adorable. It turned out so great!

XOXO
Jen

Angie said...

Love it! Thanks for posting the link to the travel pillow cases too. I made some awhile back and blogged them. Sadly, I couldn't find where I had gotten the idea. My kids loved them, though. I'm sure you're little guy is going to love it on your trip too!

Meredith said...

This is your coolest idea yet! (And that's saying something.)

Jenny said...

Well, aren't you smart? And I see that we both love Dana and Candace's blogs! Thanks again for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!

creativejewishmom.com said...

Brilliant! Will you drop by my blog linking party (Sun-Tues_ and link to this or any of your projects! Would love to have you! all the best, Sara/www.creativejewishmom.com

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

um, WOW. what an awesome way to jazz up a drawstring bag! I LOVE it! I may try this on my next set!

creativejewishmom.com said...

Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday! I'm going to feature this and hope you'll drop by again too! all the best!

Emily said...

I love this idea! It is great and will be added to my list of projects too.

Gina Dankel said...

Please, please, please make this into a tutorial!