The back-to-school season doesn’t have to be a bummer. Summer may be over, but these DIY backpack tutorials will add plenty of spunk and flair to your kid’s autumn wardrobe while showing off your crafting skills.
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Make back-to-school season more fun by adding color and whimsy to a plain white bag. The bold polka dot patterns used in this DIY backpack tutorial are guaranteed to brighten everyone’s day.
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DIY Backpack Patch
There’s no better way to customize your backpack than with a DIY patch. Patches add flair and a personal touch to your accessories, so don’t hold back. Use simple supplies to design your patch and cut it out with scissors, then add your creation onto your bag.
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DIY Mini Backpack
This video tutorial will show you how to sew a backpack perfect for your little ones. You can even tailor the backpacks to fit any size and shape, with customizable patterns and colors.
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Retro Denim Rucksack
Go back in time with this stylish denim DIY. With its long adjustable straps, this backpack can be worn multiple ways to complement any outfit.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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DIY Honeycomb Pack
Use the free hexagon embroidery pattern included in this tutorial to make a trendy honeycomb backpack—bees not included. The tasteful pattern and warm colors make this pack an ideal fall accessory.
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DIY Pineapple Pack
Why not incorporate your favorite fruit into your on-the-go wardrobe? Use your sewing skills to create this adorable pineapple project.
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Colorful Crystal Backpack
The best part about this DIY backpack tutorial is how customizable it is. Experiment with colors and designs until you find one that suits your fancy and embellish away!
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Crafty Crochet Detailed Backpack
Fun-shaped yarn pins are an easy way to update a boring pack. This handy tutorial walks you through every stitch needed to crochet these unique decorations.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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DIY Drawstring Backpack
Access to a sewing machine is necessary for this cute project, but don’t fret if you’re not a sewing expert—it's easy enough for beginners. The end result is an adorable drawstring pack with a handy outer pocket.
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Woodland Creatures Backpack
This tutorial shows you how to make a backpack complete with zippers and pockets galore. You can use your favorite fabric patterns to create a one-of-the-kind accessory.
School Backpack Sewing Tutorial & Pattern from You Made My Day
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Basket backpacks make it easy to fit your items while giving you major style points. This project updates a straw tote to create a fashionable and practical accessory.
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Kids' Drawstring Backpack
Florals never go out of season, and this backpack won’t either. All of the supplies can be found at your local craft or fabric store. Sewing is required!Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Upcycled Plaid Shirt Pack
Stylish, low-cost, and easy—what more could you want in a DIY project? An old shirt can be made new again by using this tutorial to transform it into the perfect fall accessory.
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Toddler Backpack Sewing DIY
DIY backpack projects allow you to customize size, color, and pattern. With multiple pockets and fabric flaps, this project has plenty of opportunities to flex your creative muscles and experiment with design.
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Making over a boring backpack is made simple by adding a classy monogram with stencils and fabric paint. Not only will this make your backpack more fashionable, but it will also make finding it much easier too.