Make Your Own Backpack

Continuing with roundups dedicated to all-things school, let’s talk about backpacks. Does your school have any rules about what may or may not be on a backpack? What kind of style does your child prefer? Is there a favorite character that simply MUST be on the bag?! So many decisions to make! If you’re in the mood to try and make a bag this year, take a look at these ideas.

Drawstring Backpack

Drawstring bags are easy to make and are fun to personalize. Skip to My Lou offers up her tutorial for making a lined bag. Looking for more ideas? Don’t forget our own drawstring bag tutorial!

Little Hitchhiker’s Backpack

For your student on the go, this is the bag to have! Fabric store Fabric Worm shares this project to create a very useful backpack for busy kids.

Pineapple Drawstring Backpack

If you’re ready to take the drawstring backpack one step further, why not make a fruit-themed bag? Make It Love It shows you to make a pineapple drawstring bag that’s sure to make fellow classmates smile.

Interchanging Tote Bag

Here’s a project for students of all ages that requires very little sewing. Thanks to Somewhat Simple, you can find out how to take a simple canvas tote and transform it into a bag that can also double as a backpack. It’s a great idea for older students!

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