How to sew the drawstring backpack

Today’s handcrafted goods is “drawstring backpack".

drawstring backpack

Materials

Outer body fabrics, 43cm by 35cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included.)

outer fabrics

Inner body fabrics, 43cm by 35cm are 2 pieces. (Seam allowances are included.)

inner fabrics

For tabs, tape or ribbon are 2 pieces. (2.5cm by 5cm)

tabs

Handles are 2 pieces. (2.5cm by 32cm)

handles

2 cords. (160cm)

cords

Make bag body (outer)

1. Fold the tabs in half, and sew the outer fabric together.

fold the tabs
sew the outer fabric and tabs together

2. Sew the outer fabric and handles together.

place the handle
sew the outer fabric and handles together

3. Lay the outer fabrics with right side, and sew the side and bottom. (Don’t sew 4.5cm from the top edge.)

sew the side and bottom

4. Press seam allowances open, and sew the side seams with U-shaped.

press seam allowances open
sew the side seams

Make bag body (inner)

Sew the inner bag, same way as the outer.

make bag inner
sew the side seams with U-shaped

Sew the outer and inner together

1. Insert the inner bag into the outer bag, with right side together. Then sew together. (Leaving 7cm open for turning.)

sew

2. Press seam allowances open. Then turn inside out, and iron.

press seam allowances open
turn inside out
iron

3. Stitch the edge of pouch mouth, and iron.

stitch the edge
iron

4. Sew 2.5cm from the pouch mouth.

sew the pouch mouth

5. Thread the cord through, and tie the cord ends. It’s done.

thread the cord through
drawstring backpack

Making movie is the following.

How to sew the drawstring backpack – YouTube