Simple drawstring backpack

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.


  • notes on general supplies
  • notes on materials needed
  • step-by-step sewing and assembly instructions
  • printable sewing pattern

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
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Kasia Ehrhardt

Kasia is an architect and accessories designer based in Berlin, Germany. Kasia loves all things DIY and creates sewing patterns for the DIY Sewing Academy. For the DIY Sewing Academy, Kasia designs patterns and sewing tutorials for bags, backpacks and other accessories. In addition to this, Kasia is also a self-employed designer and creates sustainable leather accessories, mainly in special manufacture, for her label KSIA.

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