My latest pattern release – The Little Moo Haversack has been embraced by you all with so much love, THANKYOU I really do appreciate it. I guess you can’t really go wrong with a bag that coverts from a crossbody to a backpack though. It really is a fun back to sew and I am loving seeing you all share your beautiful creations.
In case you missed it, here is a youtube tutorial all about making your adjustable shoulder strap that you might find helpful. YouTube
When making my latest Little Moo Haversack in this gorgeous fabric from Nerida Hansen Fabrics, I added a grab strap and thought you might like to try this also! It is handy especially if you are using your Haversack in backpack mode and want a handle to grab hold of.
Cut a piece of fabric 3″ wide x 8″ long, fold in 4 using the pattern instructions (same method as the connector tabs). Add a piece of interfacing (I used a strip of fusible fleece, 3/4″ wide x 8″ length) for strength, sew along the long edges of your grab handle.
Lay your strap connectors in place, fold the grab handle in half as pictured and place in the middle of the back body panel. Baste stitch in place along with the connectors, lay the flap on top as pictured and baste in place. Continue your bag construction as per the pattern.
All finished! I hope to see your version of the Little Moo Haversack bag soon. We would love to have you join our facebook group too.