Friday, July 18, 2014

DIY School Backpack for Kids Tutorial

Materials that you need:
Make your own Pattern pieces
    * front and back piece 12" X 11" ( seam allowance included)
    * pocket piece  8" X 7"
    * zipper piece and zipper 20" or etc. (mine was sports zipper)
    * nylon webbing for backpack straps or make your own straps 2- 22" x 6"
    * handle piece 16" x 31/2" cut 2
    * side piece all around measure from the end of the zipper to the other end of the zipper
    * bias tape 3 to 4 yards (optional)
    * sewing machine
    * coordinating fabric ( what ever you what, but the outdoor fabric is better)
    * scissor, pins and thread flat iron and ironing board

Lets do it:
  1. Make your own pattern and cut(very easy you can change the  measurements if you like)
  2. Lay the pattern on your fabric. Use pins (as shown to prevent the paper pattern from moving) the cut. Once you cut all you pattern piece
  3. Serge or zigzag the edges or wait until you put them all together and use bias tape 
  4. make the handle fold the fabric in half. Then fold 1/4" on both side and sew
  5. prepare the pocket. but fold a 1/4 inch all around the pocket piece and then  press it so that it will lay flat. 
  6. center the pocket on the right side of the front piece. Sew.
7. attach the handle on both front and back piece.
8. Prepare the zipper. This one a little confusing for me. You have to kinda play it a little bit before you sew it together. Put both right side together and sew. Once you finished sewing the zipper onto the fabric turn it over and then sew it again. Here is a great tutorial video of how to install a zipper.

9. Then attach the zipper to the front piece and the all around side piece using pins as shown. I sewed the zipper in placed first leaving an 1" on both ends. Sew.
This is what it looks like after you sew the zipper and the side piece.
10. Then attach the back piece. Make sure you open the zipper so that you can turn it over.
11. U can use a bias tape to sealed all the edges inside of the back pack or serge/ zigzag them.
Then that's it! You have you child a nice home made backpack. They will love it believe me!

If you have any questions please leave me a message. I am not a good teacher when it comes to a project tutorial. I would gladly help you if you decided to make one.

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. These turned out really cute! I've never thought of making a backpack before....but I might have to give it a try! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!


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