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If you have a couple of hours and a little fabric...let’s say, a medium-heavy
fabric like denim, canvas, real or faux suede and leather, a firm cotton
jacquard or brocade, or a classic home-dec fabric...then you’re ready to
whip up this soft, super-chic and ultra-useful backpack.
Lined, soft and roomy backpack has a drawstring and shoulder straps
threaded through the bottom corners and the top edges, plus a center
front zipper opening for safe & easy access to your goodies.
Backpack features optional interiorpockets; one large zippered pocket, plus
a cell phone & small open pocket.
This funky style looks great- but it also makes a fabulous shopper to tuck
into your purse for those last-minute purchases,a neat little travel accessory,
or a simple overnight bag. And as this is so very easy to create, it’s going to
make a fabulous gift for someone special...
For the backpack, you’ll need around 3/4 yards/ 68cm of fabric; you’ll also need
the same amount in a soft-ish fusible interfacing and lining. To complete the bag,
you’ll need 1x18” or 45cm long chunky zipper, 5 yards or 4.5m narrow
(about ½” or 1.25cm to 3/4” or 2cm wide/diameter) cord or sturdy ribbon for the
drawstring/straps, plus 1 x 10”/25cm zipper to match your lining.
All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric
Skill Level: Beginner
Confused by yards? Click here for a yards-to-metric conversion tool!