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What a great gift!
I was planning to make one of these great backpacks for my daughter. When it was completed, I asked her to try it on, to check the length of the drawstring. She told me that she would rather have it a bit longer. I laughed at her, as she was asking me to make it so that it hung just about 4 inches below her waist. So, I said, “You mean you want it where it will be banging your butt all day?” (That would drive me crazy!) Thus, the “Butt Banging Backpack” was born!

Whether you are headed to the library or the beach, this lightweight
drawstring backpack is the perfect carry-all.

Don’t want to carry your purse?

Just toss your essentials in this pack,
sling it on your back, and off you go!

Posted by Creative Origins from Stuart, Florida, United States • Published See Creative Origins's 23 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Fold down one short end ¼”

  • Step 2

    Press.

  • Step 3

    Fold down again 1”.

  • Step 4

    Press.

  • How to make a backpack. "Butt Banging" Backpack - Step 5
    Step 5

    Do the same to second fabric piece...

  • How to make a backpack. "Butt Banging" Backpack - Step 6
    Step 6

    making sure to match perfectly.

  • How to make a backpack. "Butt Banging" Backpack - Step 7
    Step 7

    Unfold edge and turn in ¼”, then refold and pin. Do the same at opposite side. Sew seam across, close to edge fold, forming casing for cord.

  • Step 8

    Repeat for second piece.

  • How to make a backpack. "Butt Banging" Backpack - Step 9
    Step 9

    Clip seam just below fold.

  • Step 10

    Repeat for remaining edge seams.

  • How to make a backpack. "Butt Banging" Backpack - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew side edges, beginning at edge of fold seam and continuing all the way around to matching edge on opposite side. Clip corners. Turn.

  • How to make a backpack. "Butt Banging" Backpack - Step 12
    Step 12

    Attach grommets in bottom corners of bag

  • Step 13

    Cut cording into 2 equal lengths.

  • Step 14

    Take one length of cording and feed through both casings so that ends are protruding from one end and other end has loop through both casings. (See pic.)

  • How to make a backpack. "Butt Banging" Backpack - Step 15
    Step 15

    Feed ends through grommet and tie a knot to secure.

  • How to make a backpack. "Butt Banging" Backpack - Step 16
    Step 16

    And “voila!” you have just completed
    your very own drawstring backpack!

    What a great gift!

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K2
K2 · Honolulu, Hawaii, US · 5 projects
I made 16 of these for my Girl Scouts over the past few days. The tutorial was so easy to follow along. The hardest part was finding grommets. It seemed like everyone was sold out! I love this craft.
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CYDNEY W.
CYDNEY W. · Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, US · 2 projects
i love the name, haha
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