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is it not the coolest bag you have laid your eyes on? well of course it is!
well, i was walking down the street on a fine summer day and i looked to the ground only to find this spiffy rice sack. sadly, it was empty. but i decided to take it home anyways.

for a while i was keeping my spray paint in it but then it occurred to me that i should make it into a snazzy backpack! :D

you can make this with any sort of random bag/sack/pouch that you find in your house (or like me on the street) GET TO IT!

Posted by LastKoalaBear from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Published See LastKoalaBear's 33 projects »
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  • How to make a backpack. Rice Sack Into Backpack - Step 1
    Step 1

    first, find yourself some kind of cool sack.
    (preferably use one you found instead of buying it. it's more eco friendly and then you have a story behind it!)

    MINE HAS AN ELEPHANT!! huzzah :B

  • How to make a backpack. Rice Sack Into Backpack - Step 2
    Step 2

    trim it up a bit and then sew on some straps. i used some strapping i found in my garage. (my grandpa bought it from in Mexico like 45 years ago...i loves it)

    you can also use rope or fabric. maybe even twine! that would be snazzy!

  • How to make a backpack. Rice Sack Into Backpack - Step 3
    Step 3

    sewing on of the strap....

  • How to make a backpack. Rice Sack Into Backpack - Step 4
    Step 4

    this is optional but i wanted a pocket in mine.
    so use the scrap fabric and cut a 7"x16" rectangle.
    then hem the edges and sew some velcro to it if you want.

    then put good-sides together and sew them up.

  • How to make a backpack. Rice Sack Into Backpack - Step 5
    Step 5

    pin the pocket to the inside of the bag. then sew it in. make sure you don't sew through both sides of the pocket or bag...just say'in

  • How to make a backpack. Rice Sack Into Backpack - Step 6
    Step 6

    now to prance and frolic with your new backpack!!! all your friends shall envy you and your spiffyness! muahahaa >:D

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LastKoalaBear
LastKoalaBear · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 33 projects
i know eh? its quite spiffy
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angellina
angellina · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 8 projects
fab sack a lucky find !
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LastKoalaBear
LastKoalaBear · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 33 projects
yaay! Happy
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Michelle A.
Michelle A. · Ann Arbor, Michigan, US · 1 project
I have one of these i've been using as a shopping bag. I think it's going to be a purse now. Happy
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LastKoalaBear
LastKoalaBear · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 33 projects
huzzah! thanks dude :B
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Rhea L.
Rhea L.
love this!!!
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Special
Special · Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA · 8 projects
Yaaaay! That's so rad.
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