making a backpack.)

 I haven't got a backpack like this since high school.. I always thought that it was hard to make! Turns out that it needs some time but it can happen.. step by step as everything :) First of all choose your fabric and the lining. The lining could be the same fabric that you'll make the bag.
front and back (x4 if this is your lining)

sides and down sides ( x2 if this is your lining)
Cut leaving 1cm for the seams...

Cut the cover of the bag and the cover of the front pocket..

..and cut 2 rectangles, one for the front pocket and one for inside pocket.

And finally the stripes with the width and the length that you prefer.
I cut it 12cm so as to be almost 6cm.
And now the sewing part!! First of all, sew the pockets (inside and front) now that all parts are open and sew  the cover of the front pocket as well.
front pocket

sew together

turn inside out and sew again.

And now the main part of this backpack. We have 2 rectangles and 1 long piece. Sew them together so as to have this result:
sew  with a little bit of roundness at the corners.
This step will be repeated on the lining too. I used the same fabric for lining.
Then make the stripes and iron them.. Υou can sew the stripes out side or inside the bag but if you want them to be inside you have to sew them one step before. The stripes must have a smaller distance on the top.Put the lining inside the bag and cut one more stripe Sew that stripe on the top of the bag

 so as to pass through an elastic. When you sew the elastic together you must have this result.
Put the cover on the bag. Choose the way that you prefer to close and to open your bag, add it and you are ready to go!!


  1. I got here from Pinterest and this is great! Thank you very very much!

  2. the same way - got here from pinterest - thank you for a great tutorial!
    Purr to a white beauty!

  3. and I thought that no one would see it :) she is..<3

    1. I am cat-addicted so I can not miss any cat on my way ))

  4. Thank you for this tutorial - just what I was looking for! Can you tell what the amount of yardage was that you used?

  5. Ficou muito bonita! Obrigada por compartilhar!!!!

  6. Thank you for this amazing tutorial! How much money do you think you spent on this project? I hope that it's within my budget range :).

    1. Also, how many days did it take you to make this bag? Thank You.

  7. thanks for the tutorial)) here is what I got http://cs619525.vk.me/v619525916/bc4f/M01QsowIpM8.jpg
    very cool)mimimimimi

  8. I have a question about this! When exactly did you sew on the front flap and the straps? And where did you attach the straps on the top?

  9. Τέλεια τσάντα και πολύ καλές οι οδηγίες σου! Θα την φτιάξω αμέσως!

  10. So beautiful ! I'll try to do it as soon as I can, thank you very much :)

  11. Muy util tu tutorial <3 Lindo y facil de hacer

    Nice idea =D

  12. My dear I WANT TO THANK YOU . Stay with GOD !!!

  13. Thank you for this amazing tutorial! How much money do you think you spent on this project?

  14. Thank you for this amazing tutorial!

  15. Im confused. theres only 3 pieces for the whole bag?

    1. there is 10.
      1 front
      1 back
      2 straps
      1 band (acts as sides and bottom)
      2 pockets
      2 flaps
      1 casing

  16. It's awsome thanks :3 ♥♥♥

  17. great tutorial!!! could u maybe do a tutorial for a duffel bag??