Hey guys! Ever since I made my last DIY Backpack Decoration video, many of you have asked me to do a tutorial on how to make a backpack. I need a lightweight, hands free bag to carry my necessity when going to yoga or hiking. This style bag is perfect! Today, I am showing you a quick and easy No-Sew tutorial on how to make a drawstring backpack. Check out my video at the end for some ideas on how to decorate and personalize your new bag!
-1 yard canvas cloth
-Nylon or natural rope
-Pair of cord locks
1.) Start by folding the fabric in half with the wrong sides facing out. Draw a 18×18 inch (46×46 cm) square on the fabric (making sure one of the sides is the folded edge of your fabric) and cut it out.
2.) Open up the fabric with the wrong sides facing upward. Iron in the edges about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm), and then use fabric glue to paste it down. This is to prevent the raw edges from unraveling, and makes the overall finished product look nicer.
3.) Fold the fabric back in half with the wrong sides facing outward. On the two shorter sides of your fabric, fold in the edges 1 inch and iron it. These sides will form the opening of your backpack.
4.) Place the cord between the 1 inch fold, and then apply fabric glue on the edge. Make sure the cord is close to the fold line before pressing the fabric down. Repeat this step on the other side.
5.) Insert the rope into the locks and tie them together in the formation seen below.
6.) It’s time to close up the bag! Apply glue along the edge of the longer sides of the bag, and then fold it in half. Let it set for a good couple of hours before using it.
7.) Lastly, decorate your new drawstring backpack!