Detachable Backpack Straps + SunnieSleeve

The Sewfisticated SunnieSleeve and Detachable Backpack Straps


Draw inspiration from the exceptional skills of 16 talented bag makers worldwide! Explore the sewing machines and fabrics they utilized. May their stunning creations ignite your creativity as much as they have mine.



Video tutorial by Samantha Harris Made by Erillant.

Video tutorial by Jenn H. from Jenn's Homemadelogy.


Tester - Susi Schuegraf, Mexico
Shop Link - Jungle Pearls
Sewing Machine used - Industrial Juki du 1181n 
Recommended Skill level - beginner
Cut and Sewing - 1 hour
Material used - 

Vibrant vue lining, fabric therapy and solids are more me know glitter and robins egg.  Stabilized with Sewfisive foam from Sewfisticated Supplies.


Tester -
 Sam Harris, NSW from Australia
Shop Link - Made by Erillant; Made by Erillant (IG)
Machine used -
 Domestic/Vintage - Singer 201K and Cricut
Recommended Skill level - Beginner for both
Cut and Sew - Strap - about an hour, Sunnies Lux about 45 minutes, Sunnies sleek (regular) about 30 minutes


Lining for both sunnies lux and front of straps are VibrantVue from Sewfisticated supplies, backing of straps is 3D air mesh by Sewfisticated Supplies. Faux leather bases for exterior of sunnies lux and sleek by Inklings and the Kraken. Magnetic snaps from Merezen.  

I used pellon flex foam on the straps, Sewfisive foam light by Sewfisticated supplies in the sunnies lux




Tester - Jenn Hoopert-McGinn, Pennsylvania from the USA
Shop Link - 
Jenn's Homemadeology; IG Jennshomemadeology 
Machine used - 
Vintage domestic Sears Kenmore 158.17550
Recommended Skill level -
Cut and Sew - Straps: cut 30mins, sew 1hr. SunnieSleeve 15mins cut time 30mins sew time
Material used - 

Backpack Straps (Small) - black ottertex wpc, blue 3D air mesh and Pellon flex foam

Sunnies-Sleek (Regular) - trolls mini border in wpc from Edenelle fabrics for flap and black Ottertex wpc for bottom exterior, a blue silk charmeuse for lining and fusible fleece.

Sunnies-Luxe - Lilies cotton canvas from J&R Edwards for the flap and a Sapphire 600D WPC from Sewfisticated Supplies for the bottom exterior with a white silk lining and 1.5mm Sewfisive Foam.


Tester - Emily Sol from the USA, Montana
Shop Link - bewitchedbyem
Sewing Machine used - Juki TL-18QVP
Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Cut and Sewing - 2.5 hours for the straps and 1.25 hours for each Sunniesleeve

Material used - 


Straps: WPC from FWD and Annie’s Soft & Stable for straps
Sunniesleeve Sleek (Slim): Vinyl from Oh So Pretty Custom Fabric and GlitterBugFairy,
Sunniesleeve Lux: Vinyl from Sewfisticated Supplies and My PunkBroidery






Tester - Yin Ying, Malaysia
Shop Link - Sew Muji
Sewing Machine used - Domestic Juki DX7
Recommended Skill level - beginner 
Cutting/Sewing Time - 2 hours each
Material used - 

Backpack Straps (Regular): Waterproof twill exterior, 3D air mesh foam, self adhesive stabilizer 

Sunnies Luxe and Sleek: Waterproof twill exterior, minky for liner and sticker batting/fleece



Tester - Mui Yan, Singapore
Shop Link - Aderry Craft
Machine used - 
Domestic. Juki HZL-LB5100
Recommended Skill level - Beginner to advanced beginner 
Cut and Sewing - 45 mins to 2 hours 
Material used - 

Sunnies: Vinyl exterior, cotton canvas lining, Sewfisticated 3D air mesh for slim sleeve stabiliser. Sewfisive foam for Luxe flap

Detachable Straps : Waterproof canvas exterior, Sewfisticated 3D air mesh for linings, By Annie's S&S for stabiliser.




Tester - Karen Tay, Singapore
Shop Link - TK Embroidery
Sewing Machine used - Brother PQ1500SL
Cutting Machine used - Cricut Maker 3

Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Cutting/Sewing Time - Cut : 5mins / Sew 30 - mins
Material used - 

Strap: WPC and foam stabiliser

Sunnies Luxe: Vinyl from ETStash

Sunnies Sleek: SCD Vibrant Vue + 150D




Tester -
 Gladys Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Chavanthandmade IGChavanthandmade FB
Machine used - 
Semi industrial. Janome HD9
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner to intermediate
Cutting/Sewing Time -
 Cutting and interfacing 2 hours. Sewing 6 hours
Material used - 

Denim and quilting weight cotton from Brighton Accessories House for exterior. Waterproof canvas for lining.  Equivalent for decovil light.



Tester - Julie Trout, Ohio from the USA
Machine used - Domestic Janome 2212
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner or intermediate
Cutting/Sewing Time -
Straps - maybe an hour; pouches - maybe an hour total
Material used - 

Denim and quilt cotton from my stash; Protuff WPC.

Pellon fusible foam and 3D air mesh for straps; SF101 and Thermolam Plus for Sunnies.




Tester - Connie Laquitara, Florida from the USA
Shop Link - Crafts and Quilts by Connie
Machine used -
 Janome HD 3000
Recommended Skill level - beginner
Cutting/Sewing Time -
Detachable Straps: 2-3 hours and the Sunnies: 2-3 hours for both together
Material used - 

Detachable Straps: Exterior Vinyl from MyPunkBroidery with foam as the stabilizer.

Sunnies pouches: Exterior is Hydro-Reminence from Shak’s Crafts Supplies and the interior is Minky from Big Z Fabrics. Hardware/webbing is from Amazon for all.



Tester - Jennifer Morawski, California from the USA
Shop Link - WiredFlutterby
Sewing Machine used - Singer 401A Domestic
Recommended Skill level - beginner
Cut and Sewing - Straps about two hours, bags 1-1.5 hours
Material used - 

SunnieSleeve - Sewfisticated Floral Aink, WPC exterior and satin interior.

Straps - WPC and 3D mesh 




Tester - Nikki Wendland from the USA, Florida
Shop Link - 3IndecisiveMisfits FB; 3IndecisiveMisfits IG3indecisivemisfits
Sewing Machine used - Vintage 1948 Singer 201-2
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate for the Totepack and Advanced Beginner for the Odyssey
Cut and Sewing - 10 hours for the Totepack (done in 1-2 hour chunks of time so would be less if able to dedicate a full day) and 3 hours for Odyssey
Material used - 

Sunflowers vinyl from Sewfisticated Supplies and the rest from big box stores. 
Stabilizer - Totepack: 1.6mm Adhesive Foam; Odyssey: Insul-bright



Tester - Roeshell Arjin, USA
Shop Link - Made by Roeshell
Machine used - 
Domestic singer HD 6800c
Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Cut and Sew - under 2 hours
Material used - 

Straps - The pochacco from therxtex Fabric Therapy with 3D airmesh the keroppi strap is canvas Bombsheller. Stabilizer from Sewfisticated Supplies.

Sunniesleeve - pochacco is therxtex from Fabric Therapy and the brewster is canvas from Retrostitch.  Stabilizer from Sewfisticated Supplies.



Tester - Loriann Marold MacLean
Machine used - Both Techsew 4800 Pro; Viking Briliance 75Q
Recommended Skill level - beginner
Cutting/Sewing Time -
 2-3 hours
Material used - 

Fabric from Bo Dee Oh Fabrics, don’t remember where I purchased the printed vinyl & Fabric Wholesale Direct.  Stabilizer - Mesh and Decovil Light.


Tester - Breana Mayfield from Tennessee, USA
Shop Link - bmbcreativity
Machine used -
 Industrial Juki 1541S
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 3 hours for both SunniSleeves and 2.5 hours for the straps
Material used - 

Straps: WPC 600D in Gray from Sewfisticated Supplies.

SunnieSleeves: exterior is 600D WPC from Sewfisticated Supplies. Interior is flannel from Joann’s.



Tester - Debbie Leclair, Ontario from the USA
Machine used - Domestic Brother 5100 Dream creator
Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Cutting/Sewing Time -
A day for the straps and a day for both Sunnies
Material used - 

I used Vinyl and cotton for both patterns solid colour from Lens Mills and printed from Fabric Dresser. Presto and fusible fleese.



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