It’s back to school for my kids this week, and I’m sharing some super simple sewing projects like this easy DIY drawstring backpack.
Soccer season is right around the corner for us and getting my 3 boys ready for practices and games during the week can get hectic.
We try to keep everyone’s stuff in their own drawstring bags, but they all look the same, so occasionally one picks up the equipment of the other. So, I decided we weren’t going through another soccer season without easily identifiable bags for everyone.
Enter the easy DIY drawstring backpack. There’s two pockets for water bottles, suncreen, and shin guards. You can easily fit a full size ball and cleats on the inside and have a sweatshirt if the weather gets cool.
You can make them up in just about any fabric along with some paracord and basic straight line sewing. And I made up a free pattern for you! Let me show you how to make your own!
Supplies for DIY drawstring backpack
Cutting your DIY drawstring backpack
First, print the Drawstring Backpack pattern. You’ll go to a page with a password through the email. Enter in the password, and then you can print out the pattern.
It’ll print out on 4 pages that go together in a 2×2 grid. Match up the symbols per the instructions and cut out the pattern pieces.
Next, lay out the bag piece and the loop on your main fabric. Cut out 2.
To finish up cutting, cut 2 pocket pieces on the fold from your contrast fabric. Now it’s time to sew!