This is my first make with Colette's Cooper pattern. It is my first time at bag making and I'm really happy with the outcome!Cooper is really an amazing pattern!
The pattern has three versions, a messenger bag, a backpack and a satchel. I chose to make the backpack version. I used a corduroy dark green fabric and a heavy woven black one. I didn't use the suggested webbing for the straps, because I don't really like the look of it, instead I made my own straps for the bag. I had to omit the jiffy rivets on the front, because I hasn't able to find any in the local market. The instructions of the pattern are very clear and well illustrated and I didn't have any problem during the making. Coletterie is having also a sew along and contest for the Cooper bag. I will enter my bag to the contest under the favorite backpack category.
The bag is a Christmas present for a friend and I hope she likes it as much as I do.
I already made a second Cooper backpack for myself and I think for my next make of the pattern I 'll go with the satchel version.
So, what do you think?