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• Back Pack

Added Dec 11, 2007

by jeffrey

Colts Neck, New ...






This is my book bag. I needed a new bag for school and because I’ve been into making rather than buying I thought I’de try making a back pack.

I wasn’t sure untill it was done if it would work – but I’m really happy with it.

It has one big compartment, a pocket from my computer, a smaller pocket on the front and a pocket on each side. The back is padded and so are the straps.

Material Notes

Canvas, flannel, some foam, and hardware – $20-25 worth of stuff. (if you count the needles I broke maybe like $30-35.)





No real pattern – however I used a scaled ruler to make a scaled down drawing so I’d know how to cut the pieces.

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    Jun 24, 2012, 02.48 AMby notdeadredhead

    This is totally awesome! Is there any way that I could beg a pattern for this from you? Even rough estimations would be greatly appreciated! I, like supermomoness, attempted and failed at my own backpack pattern. Methinks maybe another go is needed?

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    Jun 5, 2009, 03.50 PMby ragdollyy

    So very uber clever, I just love it :)

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    Dec 30, 2008, 02.55 AMby marmota-b

    Wow! How come I overlooked this? I was thinking about making my own backpack now as well… this makes me think it’s not only possible, it’s almost inevitable. :-)

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    Nov 17, 2008, 09.09 PMby nay-1

    wow thats so clever! i feel inspired to make a new library/laptop bag now. :)

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    Aug 10, 2008, 12.20 AMby freelancergal


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    Jul 2, 2008, 07.22 AMby mirela

    Amazing backpack! Great job!!!

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    Feb 19, 2008, 06.56 PMby imisschris

    What an amazing backpack! I think that is a little more advanced than my abilities now (as I just got my sewing machine about an hour ago), but this is definitely something I’d love to make a good attempt at making..! Thank you so much for posting it.

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    Jan 7, 2008, 08.36 PMby plzandthnku

    Very detailed. Positively useful. Simply amazing!

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    Jan 5, 2008, 10.35 PMby supermomoness

    Extremely awesome. I attempted to come up with a back pack pattern a few years back, yeah it didnt work out. Yours is brilliant and fashionable. Yayy.

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    Dec 14, 2007, 11.40 PMby susananavarrette

    the bookbag is mad tight!! lovin it!!

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    Dec 11, 2007, 09.41 AMby stephanie-s

    Brilliant! You should be very pleased with your workmanship! You have inspired me.

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    Dec 11, 2007, 09.40 AMby stephanie-s

    Brilliant! You should be very pleased with your workmanship!

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    Dec 11, 2007, 07.28 AMby jj1

    Wow, I’m impressed too.

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    Dec 11, 2007, 06.00 AMby admira17

    I must say that I am impressed by your work on this bag

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