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Sew backpacks with this collection of over seventy free backpack patterns & tutorials gathered from all over the web.
Make simple drawstring backpacks, toddler-sized backpacks, serious outdoor gear, and more.

And a drawstring backpack, because of its simple design, can be a great first project for someone who’s just learning how
to sew. It can be quick and easy to make, plus when finished the new sewer will have something she’ll be able to use on a
regular basis.

And a brand new backpack can make a great back-to-school gift for a child (but for safety reasons, don’t put your child’s
name on the outside of the backpack).

And if your backpack is going to be used to carry heavy items (like books), use a heavier fabric for durability. But if you
have your heart set on a lighter-weight fabric (perhaps because you love the print), you can add sturdiness to the fabric
either by doubling it, by adding a lining to the backpack, or by backing the fabric with fusible interfacing. And you may
also want to choose a backpack design that has wider straps, which will probably be more comfortable to carry than a
drawstring backpack would be.

And when sewing your backpack, remember to switch to a larger, thicker needle when sewing through several layers of
heavy fabric (like when attaching the straps to your pack).
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More sewing tips:

Tip #1: Fusible interfacings are fast and easy to use, but they also tend to stiffen fabric, producing a
look and feel you may not want. So consider using a non-fusible interfacing sometimes to get the softer
feel you'll sometimes want for your garment piece.

Tip #2: When stitching heavy denim fabrics, use a special denim or jeans sewing machine needle in your
machine. The thicker shaft and sharper point of this needle will pierce through layers of thick denim
fabric easily and without breaking.
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The Dedre
Backpack
Crystelle Boutique
Zebra Backpack
Joann.com
Girl's Backpack
Joann.com
Whimzie
Backpack
Joann.com
T-shirt Backpack
Joann.com
Super Easy
Backpack
Cats on a Homestead
Easy as Cinch
Bag
Make It Love It
One Strap Bag
Sew Mama Sew
Rectangular
Backpack
Petit a Petit & Family
Ultralight Pack
Internet Archive
Cross Body
Backpack
Crafty Staci
Handmade
Backpack
All People Quilt
Toddler
Backpack
Cobbled Together
Let's Go!
Backpack
Sew Mama Sew
Toddler
Backpack
That Crafty Mrs. V
Toddler
Backpack
At Second Street
Bear Backpack
Livejournal
No Image
Available
Backpack
Artisana
Library Bag
Backpack
Nicole M. Designs
String Backpack
Mama Urchin
Stuffed Animal
Backpack
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Toddler
Backpack
Indietutes
No Image
Available
Ruffled
Knapsack
Not Very Domestic
SGT Rock's
Rucksack
Backpacking.net
Homemade
Backpack
Backpacking.net
Patchwork
Backpack
June at Noon
Weekend
Backpack
A One Stop Shop
Drawstring
Backpack
Craft and Fabric Links
Laminated
Cotton Backpack
The Sewing Rabbit
DIY Backpack
Trash to Couture
Child's Backpack
Infarrantly Creative
Toddler
Backpack
Crazy Little Projects
Hitchhiker's
Backpack
Birch Fabrics
Kid's Animal
Backpack
Cotton & Curls
Hound Dog
Backpack
Melly Sews
Toddler
Backpack
The Pierce Family
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