DIY Drawstring Backpack

Jun 11, 2021 02:43 AM

Now the kids are on summer holiday, so sometimes they go on picnics, swimming and to the beach. Recently we had an issue because they mixed up some of their items and it wasn’t funny. I made some drawstring backpacks for them  and that seems to have done the trick.

Materials needed:

  • ½ yard of main fabric
  • a fat quarter of accent fabric
  • 1 yard of lining fabric
  • ⅓ yard/meter of fusible fleece (45"/120cm bolt width) - or a yard if you use 20"/50cm bolt width (for outer, tabs, and handle)
  • two pieces of 65" (165cm) of round braided cotton cord (¼" or 6mm thick)
  • a standard nylon coil zipper length of minimum12" or 31 cm 

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