PLANETARY Sewalong Anyone?


It’s 6 weeks until schools start back here in Ireland. (Eek!!) My littlest will join her brothers in “big school” and that means I will be sewing a “rainbow unicorn backpack please!” I hate unicorns. Ok. Hate is too strong a word, but with a world full of real amazing animals what’s the obsession with a pointy one horned imaginary horse?? Maybe it’s the magical thing… hard to beat I guess.

My beautiful No.3 who is absolutely ready to join her brothers in school – but will need a slightly bigger bag.

I’m also planning on sewing myself a new Planetary Backpack as I’ve been dreaming of a “See You At Six wide corduroy combined with Ruby Star Society canvas” backpack. My dreams should come true too right?!!

So, with two Planetary Backpacks in the works I thought it was time for a Planetary Sewalong!!!


I’ll be doing some gentle hacking too and so in advance will make some Planetary Hack tutorials including how to:
1. Add a panel of padding to the back
2. Piping to the front flap and the front mountain panel
3. Add extra padding to the straps
4. Who knows what else I might come up with!!

Keep an eye out tomorrow for this first Planetary Hack!

Mini Hack Tutorials

The PLANETARYsewalong – BACK PADDING HACK will go live shortly but it reminded me that when the pattern was released back in 2019 I planned on making a few “Mini Hack Tutorials”.

Life got in the way and I only got one finished which I shared over on Instagram! So here it is, a very quick tutorial on how to make a simplified drawstring casing, avoiding the need for any eyelets! As you can see in the first picture I’m also fond of adding a simple leather and rivet cord toggle, so I guess a simple mini hack on how to make that should happen too!


The sewalong will take place over in the In Complete Stitches Sew & Share Facebook group but I will include blog posts here at every stage – come join us for the fun will be in the group!!


Let’s get started on Saturday 31st July, running for about two weeks with stage posts every 3-4days. Sounds like a plan to me!! Time to go gather some supplies!!

I’ve set up a 15% discount code PLANETARYSEWALONG valid until 1st September to get yourself the pattern at an even better price than usual!! Click here to bring you straight to the Esty shop where the discount code will automatically be applied at the checkout.

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