I've seen some cute backpack patterns recently and started thinking about making one. Then I considered how and when I actually use a backpack and realized it's mainly for vacations and the occasional day at Disney or one of the other local theme parks. Because of our almost daily rain storms, a water-resistant pack would be a smart choice, right? The initial idea has evolved from a quilted pack into one made from laminated fabric. This is new territory for me so I have a couple questions:
> Can anyone recommend a backpack pattern for an adult?
> Have you worked with laminated fabric and is there anything in particular I should know about it, like needle type or thread weight?
> I've found laminated cotton and also oilcloth - I know the oilcloth is heavier but is it too heavy for sewing or would it work for a pack? (I already ordered some of each! The oilcloth was pretty inexpensive so if it doesn't work for the pack I'll just use it under the dog and cat food bowls as a mat.)