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Simple drawstring backpack

by Kasia Ehrhardt
$5.80 Tax included
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  • notes on general supplies
  • notes on materials needed
  • step-by-step sewing and assembly instructions
  • printable sewing pattern


Perfect for beginners: pick your favorite fabric and drawstring and sew this easy backpack. The finished, unique bag can be worn as a backpack. Before you know it, this bag will be at your side all day, while you are riding your bike, shopping or going out.

width: 36cm/14in height: 40cm/16in

This is a sewing tutorial for a simple drawstring bag or backpack. Perfect for beginners! Thicker fabrics like canvas are suitable materials for the exterior of this bag. The sewing tutorial includes detailed fabric recommendations.

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Materials you need at home:

  • fabric: at a fabric width of 150cm, {110cm} ~ 0,4 m; {~0,4 m}
  • cording
  • eyelets or grommets Optional
  • some wax