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Rucksack
Backpacking.net
Homemade
Backpack
Backpacking.net
Library Bag
Backpack
Nicole M. Designs
String Backpack
Mama Urchin
Let's Go! Backpack
Sew Mama Sew
Stuffed Animal
Backpack
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Toddler Backpack
Indietutes
Toddler Backpack
That Crafty Mrs. V
Toddler Backpack
At Second Street
Bear Backpack
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74 of the best free Backpack Patterns & Tutorials on the web!
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Free Backpack Patterns - 74 designs!
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.
Upholstery Sample
Backpack
Clothworks
New! 8/18/13
Old School Backpack
Bag'n-ell
New! 8/18/13
Weekend Backpack
A One Stop Shop
New! 8/20/13
Laminated Cotton
Backpack
The Sewing Rabbit
New! 8/21/13
Back to School
Backpack
Hart & Sew
New! - 8/30/13
DIY Backpack
Trash to Couture
New! - 8/31/13
Child's Backpack
Infarrantly Creative
New! - 9/1/13
Toddler Backpack
Crazy Little Projects
New! - 9/2/13
Little Hitchhiker's
Backpack
Birch Fabrics
New! - 9/15/13
Kid's Animal
Backpack
Cotton & Curls
New! - 9/16/13
Hound Dog
Backpack
Melly Sews
New! - 9/17/13
Adventure Time
Finn Backpack
The Stylish Geek
New! - 9/19/13
Toddler Backpack
The Pierce Family
New! - 9/21/13
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Baby Penguin
Backpack
Joann.com
New! - 10/26/13
The Dedre Backpack
Crystelle Boutique
New! - 10/26/13
Zebra Backpack
Joann.com
New! - 10/26/13
Drawstring
Backpack
Joann.com
New! - 10/26/13
Girl's Backpack
Joann.com
New! - 10/26/13
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Baseball Backpack
Joann.com
New! - 12/21/13
Land of Whimzie
Backpack
Joann.com
New! - 12/21/13
T-shirt Backpack
Joann.com
New! - 12/21/13
Super Easy
Backpack
Cats on a Homestead
New! - 12/21/13
Drawstring
Backpack
Momtastic
New! - 12/21/13
Little Artist
Backpack
Sew Mama Sew
New! - 1/14/14
Easy as Cinch Bag
Make It Love It
New! - 1/14/14
Back to School
Backpack*
Pellon
New! - 1/14/14
One Strap Bag
Sew Mama Sew
New! - 1/14/14
DIY Rectangular
Backpack
Petit a Petit & Family
New! - 1/14/14