Wednesday, December 31, 2008

10th day of Holiday

10th day Tutorial

Since 10 is one of my favorite numbers, I thought I would give a gift.  A little tutorial on how to make a very very simple backpack.  I needed to make one for Liz for her new scriptures, and I thought there might be some others out there who would like some new ideas.

Happy New Years!

Backpack Directions

1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric into 11" by 32" strips.  My backpack was a little "big" for scriptures, so you could take off 5 or so inches if you like.  2.  Put right sides facing, and sew along to top and bottom edges (these are the short edges).  3. Now turn right side out.  Press. 4. Sew channels along the top and bottom with a 3/4" -1" seam.  5. Fold end to end (inside out) and pin sides.  For bottom loops fold 4" cords in half; place inside the bottom corners, ends aligned with fabric edges.  6.  Stitch sides (do not sew channels closed), make sure to secure the cords and right up to the channels seam.  7. Turn right side out.  8. For strap, thread an end of each drawstring through the loop below it and tie ends.  


Denise said...

Since I'm sitting in your living room and you're cleaning the kitchen I thought I should at least leave a comment so I don't feel like I'm doing absolutely nothing to enrich your life. And you can totally show me hands on how to make one of those cute little back packs, I'll even sew a little bit of it.

The Driggs said...

I love your backpacks! The girls still have theirs from when they went to Madeline's birthday party. However, even though you SAY these are simple to make, I still have no clue how to do it! What the heck are channels? Cute pics of Liz! Hope you had a fun New Year's.