Sew a DIY Backback with These Resources for 3 Backback Styles

| 2/4/2019 7:12:00 AM

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This year alone, 88 million Americans are planning on a family getaway. While traveling with the family, it can be overwhelming trying to keep track of everyone’s clothes and toys and snacks. In addition to the chaos of carting around everyone’s belongings, providing everyone, from parents to kids, with their own luggage can be expensive.

Instead, try a more creative approach. Making your own backpacks can be an inexpensive, effective way to keep track of everyone’s things. It can also be a more creative way to express yourself as you design your own apparel.

Drawstring Bags

The simplest DIY backpacks can be worn while still closing tightly to keep your things safe. Drawstring bags use drawstrings that loop over the shoulders and close the mouth of the bag at the same time. It’s an ideal bag for carrying things that you won’t need for a while, because the style of the bag keeps your things safe on your back but just out of reach.

These bags are easier to sew than many other varieties, and give you the option of choosing the style of drawstring--from ribbon to shoelace to cord--that you want as well as the type of fabric. If you pick a simpler fabric, consider adding a sewn or an iron on decal to your bag. A flower, cute animal face, or band logo can add a great personal touch to an otherwise simple bag.

Milley Jane
4/3/2019 10:20:04 AM

I've made one and I used it in our outing last week. Thank you for the guide. I also got this new backpack I really feel in love from the color to the style.

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