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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...
fold!!

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!!

52 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. 170 or 1,700?

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    2. Hey there. .
      I can't download some of pics. .
      They are showing it as expired link or something. .
      I am planning to make this backpack for my best friend's birthday. .

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

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  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 :).

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

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

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  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?

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

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

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

    Nice idea =D

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

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

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  14. Thank you for this amazing tutorial!

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

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

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  16. It's awsome thanks :3 ♥♥♥

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

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  19. HELLO FROM TURKEY.I HAVE FOUND YOUR BLOG FROM PİNTERST AND IT IS CONGRELATİONS.THANK YOU SO UCH FOR THİS BACKPACK PATTERN.....I AM FOLLOWİNG YOU AND I AM WAİTİNG FOR YOU:))))

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  20. Love this bag and will probably make it soon, but just curious, what type of fabric did you use? I love this fabric's look.

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    1. yes please what type of fabric is this

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  22. Hola, muchas gracias por compartir este bonito tutorial con todos nosotros!!! :)
    te quedo muy, muy padre, felicidades!! por cierto, también me interesa saber que tipo de tela utilizaste, supongo que tiene que ver mucho con la consistencia y soporte de la mochila. gracias!!

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  23. Awesome tutorial! Used it as a guidline to make my own backpack. :)

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    1. Naaaaaah......who da thunk it

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  24. I am a little bit confused. How can only one piece (22 cm x 55 cm) can be enough to sew around the big piece (30 cm x 40 cm). In my opinion it should be 22 cm x 110 cm.

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    1. If u look at the pattern it says fold on the one side. That means u have to fold the fabric so it is double before u place the pattern, and the piece will end up being 22x110 cm

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  25. to: aggelicat.)
    what kind of fabric did you use and where did you get it?

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  26. Are these measurements including the 1cm seam allowance?

    Great bag! Really want to give this a try!

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    1. The measurements do not seem to include the 1cm. If you look closely at her cut fabric with the pattern pieces on them, the fabric is about 1cm larger all around. So with that in mind, and you might already know to do this.... But, when you measure and cut your own pattern pieces, make sure to add 2cm to her measurements. That way you will get your 1cm seam allowance all around. I always screw up and forget that I need to add to both sides... I did that tonight, so my bag will be just a touch smaller. O well. Good luck! Hope that helps.
      Love this neat and simple tutorial!!!

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  27. I also got here from pinterest.
    I hope I can do it the same way you did.
    I'm german and it is a bit hard to understand every thing.
    Maybe you can make a video?

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    1. es gibt schon ein Video auf Youtube aber dort sind nur die Bilder hintereinander aufgereiht...

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  28. I don't get it. I'm a beginner sewer so do u think u an make a video?

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  29. Is there also enough place for putting books into the bag??

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  30. Hi, love the tutorial, but it would be ace if you had a video tutorial as well and, even better, a downloadable pattern! Also, what kind of fabric did you use and how much did you need?

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  31. Lovely tutorial! But when did you attach the outer flap to the bag?? Also how long were the straps to the bag?

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  32. i must put it to my to-do list... ^^
    by the way, your cat looks exactly like my cat but his eyes... my cat has blue eyes, so adorable...

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  33. thank you for this! Came from pinterest :) made a bag today and put my handwoven panel on the front and people love it! Making more for my craft show next month. Thanks again for the tutorial!

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  34. Hello. This pattern says its is for beginners. I'm a moderate sewer and I found that this pattern was missing some crucial information. This pattern has taken me three days to complete and halfway through I decided to take matters into my own hands. Also, I am Russian. I would appreciate if you read this comment out loud in my native accent. Also, outside is one word. Goodbye.

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  35. отличный рюкзак Спасибо за обзор.

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