Step 3: Finn's Backpack

For the straps, sew the light green fabric pieces to the dark green fabric pieces. Fold over and sew 3/8 inch from the edge. Cut ends at an angle as shown and sew one end closed. Turn the straps inside-out and stuff with polyfil. Pin edges to the backpack front 3.5 inches from the zipper on either side (3 inches for a child's backpack). Carefully try on and adjust as needed. Sew straps 1/8 inch from the edge.

Next pin the back panel on and sew 3/8 inch from the edge. Unzip and turn inside-out. Sew on the button and you're done!
<p>Nice job. I'm thinking of helping my son make a finn costume and was wondering about how much you spent making this one?</p>
Can anyone tell me how big the inital pieces of light and dark green felt should be? I'm not a crafter so do they sell it by the sheets or by the yard like fabric?
I got 1/2 yard of each, but I had to piece the dark green a bit. If you don't mind leftovers, I'd get a whole yard of the dark. I also made my backpack 2&quot; bigger in both directions. You don't need to make the arm straps bigger though. Just measure your person to see what you need the, to be. The functioning zipper is super cool!
Ok, so you are awesome! I had never put in a zipper before and I followed all of your very clear instructions and was able to make my very own Finn backpack. I made mine a bit larger as my DD is pretty tall. The only thing I had to undo was that I sewed the straps on the wrong side when they really need to be on the right side. Easily fixed and voila! I will tackle the hat tomorrow. I live in Puerto Rico and they don't sell white fleece at any of the stores I've visited, so I may have to use felt. Hope it goes well
Great Costume. Well done!
MATHEMATICAL! I like your take on the backpack.
That is so cute!

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