My daughter loves this backpack, BUT it was way too small for her. She's had it since she was two years old. Anywhere she went, Deery- Lou had her back.
So entertaining the idea of giving it away sent Sam into pleading mode; "Please mom...can't you make it bigger?" Hmmmm? That got me thinking. I could make it "bigger"...
All I did was seam rip-off the straps,
sewed the straps into one long shoulder strap, (I used the handle to connect the two straps.)
hot glued shut the openings left from seam ripping-off the straps,
and reattached the now shoulder strap to the sides of the backpack.
Deery-Lou no longer has Sam's back...now they walk side-by-side.
I'm positive Sam will continue to treasure her "new" purse for many more years to come, especially since the straps are adjustable and she can make it as "big" as she needs it to be.