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Illustrated Sewing Tutorial - How to Sew a Child’s Drawstring Fabric Backpack

Not only is this backpack great for toddlers for pre-school or kindergarten, but this backpack is also practical for holding a pair of shoes in your luggage to protect your garments.



Child's Small Backpack 1

1. To sew the bag you will need two coordinating pieces of fabric measuring 60 cm x 27 cm each, 2 pieces of matching cording measuring each 11 cm, 2 pieces of matching cording measuring 1.20 meters, matching thread, quilters ruler and standard sewing supplies.

Child's Small Backpack 2

2. Iron the fabric pieces and lay the right sides together matching all of the edges. Pin the short edges of the fabric pieces.

Child's Small Backpack 3

3. Sew the 2 short edges using a 1.5 cm or (5/8”) margin.

Child's Small Backpack 4

4. Clip excess seam allowance down to 5 mm and turn the piece then inside out so that the raw sewing edges are inside.

Child's Small Backpack 5

5. Sew again along each short edge using again a 1.5 cm or 5/8” margin. Fold now the piece in half so that the sewn edges are matching at the top.

Child's Small Backpack 6

6. Pin along the side edges.

Child's Small Backpack 7

7. On the bottom of each side fold the 10 cm piece of cording pieces and insert the loop inside of the bag. Pin to secure.

Child's Small Backpack 8

8. This is now how it looks.

Child's Small Backpack 9

9. Starting at the sewing line at the top of the bag, sew along the both sides of the bag to close them. Be careful not to sew the top margin closed. This is reserved for the drawstring cording.

Child's Small Backpack 10

10. If you were to turn the bag now inside out, this is how it would look after being sewn. Do not turn the bag though unless you want to check if you did it correctly.

Child's Small Backpack 11

11. Before turning the bag, you will now insert the first long piece of cording through the right side and go all the way through the top until you come out at the right side again. Now do the same with the second piece of cording but this time, start at the left side. When done correctly, both sides have 2 pieces of cording hanging out. The picture demonstrates how it should look.

Child's Small Backpack 12

12. Turn your bag now inside out and insert a piece of cording on each side through the bottom loop and tie the 2 cording ends now in a knot.

Child's Small Backpack 13

13. This is now how the finished bag looks.

Child's Small Backpack 14

14. When the drawstring is pulled, this is how the bag looks




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Child’s Drawstring Backpack Craft Project
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