New Minnie Mouse (and Mickey Mouse) school bag!

Minnie and Mickey backpack side view

School is starting next week. I wasn’t thinking of making another backpack initially since she already has one (read post about their backpacks here) But during our trip to Japan, I picked up the poochee magazine special edition for kids, and there was a really cute backpack that was calling my name. And a girl can never have too many bags, so I was inspired to make one.

I’ve been in such a holiday mood+post holiday blues I’ve forgotten to blog all about my trip to Japan. It was a really rewarding trip in terms of fabric buying. I went to three different fabric shops! I picked up this super cute Mickey and Minne fabric from the first shop I went, knowing that it would be perfect for a bag. And I was just blown away at my last and final stop – Kanariya ( which was like a disneyland of fabric stores. Here was where I picked up notions in sizes and colors that I could never imagine buying here from Spotlight and I have no idea where else to start looking for these things in Singapore.

I bought a red strap buckle, and a whole ton of pink ones ;)  Note the Minnie Mouse name label in the top left hand corner. Also from Kanariya. To be able to find the right notion at the right size and color was just something I could never have imagined here. So I really felt like bringing the store home :) Anyway it was a good thing I found the backpack pattern before I went to Kanariya because I knew what I wanted and didn’t go (too) crazy ;P Zips were all YKK and not too expensive. Even cheaper than Spotlight.

Minnie and Mickey backpack lining

I even bought a red and white polka dotted lining fabric for the interior! Fantastic quality, the fabric looks the same from both sides, not printed like the one I bought from spotlight. And best of all, the colors didn’t run! I did a test wash because if the bag gets wet from a spilt waterbottle (very likely to happen), it would be heartbreaking to see the colors run and stain the outer layer. But no, the colors stayed where they were, not like the one I bought from Spotlight for the Minnie Mouse dress





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  • Kanani
    June 15, 2012 - 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Your Minnie and Mickey backpack is so cute. Do you remember where you got the pattern and who made the pattern? I was hoping that I could purchase the same pattern that you used. Thank you.

  • Skye
    June 30, 2012 - 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi, can you tell me how i can purchase the new mickey and minnie backpack i am in love with it a lot

    • Cotton Candy
      July 3, 2012 - 8:42 am | Permalink

      Hi Skye, I don’t have any more of that fabric though, so I can’t make anymore even if I wanted to! :)

  • Skye
    July 13, 2012 - 7:27 am | Permalink

    Thats to bad :( i was really looking forward to wearing it to school this year because i am obbsessed withh minnie mouseee :(

  • Kanani
    July 20, 2012 - 3:29 am | Permalink

    Thank you for your help. I was able to purchase a copy of the book and I made a Pokemon backpack for my son who is 6 years old and a Japanese anime backpack for my daughter who is 11 years old. They are both happy with their new backpacks. Thank you again for your help!

    • Cotton Candy
      July 21, 2012 - 10:01 am | Permalink

      You’re welcome! It’s so satisfying to sew for your kids isn’t it? :)

  • Margaret
    December 14, 2012 - 11:11 am | Permalink

    Do you sell your handmade bag? I like the minnie mouse bag you did.
    Very pretty!


    • Cotton Candy
      January 2, 2013 - 10:05 am | Permalink

      Hi Margaret, Thanks! Unfortunately I don’t have the time to make them for sale at the moment. Will keep that idea in mind! :)

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