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For a special child in your life.

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  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 1
    Step 1

    To begin with cut 2 pieces of your lining fabric and 2 pieces of your fashion fabric 13'' by 15''. If you want applique whatever you want to the front piece of your fashion fabric.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fuse your interfacing to the wrong sides of both of your lining fabrics.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin and hem a 1/4'' hem along the long sides of all of your fabric pieces.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the wrong sides of your fashion and lining fabric together. Mark with chalk .5'' and 2.5'' down from the top.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold once along the first line. You can press this down if you want.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold that fold over again so it meets up with your 2.5'' mark. Pin/press and sew. (It's important to get these messurments correct or else your drawstring back will look wonky) Also because you'll be going through more fabric and fabric with interfacing, you may need to lengthen your stitch length on your machine from here on out.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin along your sides and sew at a 5/8 seam allowance. Important! Do NOT sew the top part as that is the casing for your draw strings.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut your ribbon or cord so you have two 58'' pieces. Run one through both sides of casing.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat with the second ribbon or cord so that it comes out of the other side.
    (Note: If you are using ribbon like me it may take some adjustments to get them to lay correctly so that the ouside of the ribbon will be on the outside once you sew it in and turn your pack rightside out.)

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 10
    Step 10

    Tuck your ribbon or cord through the opening of your pack and run it to the bottom of your back. Pin it along the bottom of pack and sew.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 11
    Step 11

    To make sure your pack is super secure you will want to sew a double line across the bottom.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut off excess fabric and overlock your end by using a zig-zag stitch. I went over mine twice. I also clipped the corners of my pack and went over that with a zig-zag stitch.

  • How to make a backpack. Drawstring Backpack - Step 13
    Step 13

    Turn your pack right side out and you're done!

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Cdub25
Cdub25
Cool.....im going to try this tonight!!! TY!!!
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water and fire fairy
water and fire fairy · 8 projects
love it!!
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