This is definitely an eye-catcher!
I made this backpack last year for school. A couple of my friends were really into making juice pouch totes. I thought they were pretty neat but I had no use for a tote. As for a backpack, I could definitely use one of those!
I've definitely seen much nicer looking juice pouch backpacks but I was too lazy to make it rounded and such. Besides having it rectangular made it able to carry my schoolbooks better.
Ignore that download by the way. It's nothing and I can't make it go away.
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The first order of things is to wash those juice pouches!
Cut the bottom of your pouches open.
Fill up your sink with warm, soapy water.
I simply rubbed my hand around and then placed them into my second sink (I have two sinks side by side. :P)
Also make sure that your juice pouches are all the same size. Mine were not and so I had to trim some.
Next we have to sew on the bottom of the backpack. This might be a little more difficult than the rest of the project just because it's awkward to sew.
You're going to continue to sew like before, putting the insides against each other. Use a 2x2 panel.
Take your time with this part and make sure it's aligned correctly.
Now, I took these straps off a moldy backpack I found. The straps were fine but the backpack was not at all. I'm not really sure if you can buy just straps but you can check.
I would pin these onto the backpack if you can so you can make sure they're in the right place. Try it on an all.
WAIT A MINUTE BEFORE YOU SEW!
You really want to make sure you reinforce these straps. I didn't reinforce the top part of the straps but I did with the bottom. Unfortunately the top part started ripping. So you REALLY need to do this.
Oh and yes. This is where that single leftover pouch will be used.
Cut the pouch into 8 strips.
place a strip in between the backpack strap and on top of the backpack strap. Sew all of this together. Do this with all four corners.