How to craft an awesome backpack for your kids

By Purex | Aug. 4, 2015 | Crafts, Family Life

School is an exciting time for everyone. Of course, you get to have more “you time”, and devote some energy to improving your home. More importantly, your kids get to make new friends, learn amazing new things, and start growing in ways that exceed your wildest dreams. Send them off on new school adventures with this beautiful, handcrafted backpack made with TLC!

You’ll need these supplies to craft the backpack:

DIY Backpack Materials


  • Backpack instructions PDF
  • 2 yards of fabric
  • Ruler
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • 5 feet of rope
  • Rotary cutters
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Seam ripper (if needed)
  • Safety pins
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread

Now just follow the instructions found in this downloadable PDF, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a beautiful, awesome DIY back-to-school backpack that your kids will treasure for years.

Download Instructions

Ta-da! Backpack! Your kids are going to love showing it off to their new friends at school.

Completed DIY Backpack

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