How FoldNZip Backpack came about?

A little background story of how and why I started designing a full sized backpack. Oh boy! It is mind blowing! It was supposedly a simple one which ended up with 3 sizes by popular requests. 😆

FoldNZip Backpack was inspired by my daughter's backpack with some tweaks. She loves the bag yet wanted a bag handmade by me to bring to school. It will remind her of Mama while she is away in school. How to reject such sweet request!

Very loving indeed but it came with a price (with no money)! At such a tender age, she is attentive to details (fussy), likes to organize her favorite stuff properly in place (OCD) and when she loves something she insists on having the exact same feature (persistence)! 😆🤪

Guess what! She rejected my backpack....TWICE! 😱

First it doesn't come with her chest strap buckle! 🙄😤 Second the chest strap buckle was not adjustable and nope she doesn't want detachable strap! This backpack is definitely completed by her! Thanks to her insistence of certain features (best feedback from daily user), I surpassed my own boundaries. 😍
 
She cried today as she couldn't bring her new backpack along. Mama still need to take photos 😅 plus her twinning lunch box is not ready. Before she leaves, she reminded me of the EXACT material for her lunch box. She wanted to twin with her school bag! 

Oh boy! Can't wait for her to grow up and design bags together with me! Yet still wish she can be forever at a tender age. The saying is so true - hours are long but years are tooooo short! 

Hope you enjoy the background story of FoldNZip. 😊 

FoldNZip Backpack is now LIVE!  FoldNZip Backpack – Sewfisticated Craft
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Packing video - 3 sizes 
Video Tutorial by @Sew HoneyBea