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Free Drawstring Backpack Patterns - Over 70 designs!
Because of its simple design (basically, a couple of rectangular fabric pieces and a
few straight seams), a drawstring backpack can be a great first project for a
beginner who's just learning how to sew. And because a drawstring backpack is
usually fast to make, the new sewer will quickly have the satisfaction of a completed
project, and something she can immediately use.
You can keep the design of your drawstring backpack simple, or add an exterior
pocket (with or without a zipper) for even more functionality. Make your backpack
from a solid fabric or choose a fun and funky print (or several). You can keep your
backpack plain or consider embellishing it with an appliqué design (you may want to
refrain from adding your child's name to the backpack for safety reasons). And
instead of using traditional cording for the straps of your drawstring backpack, you
may want to try using a wide ribbon or even make your own cording from a
And if you think your finished backpack will be used to carry heavier items (like a
book or two), consider adding a lining to the backpack for added strength and
durability. And if you want your backpack to be washable, remember to preshrink
your fabrics (and test your fabrics for colorfastness if you'll be making your
backpack from several fabrics).
Sew drawstring backpacks with this collection of over seventy free drawstring
backpack patterns and tutorials gathered from all over the web!