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dDenim Backpack

Added Dec 29, 2015

by daicrinne

Ontario, Canada

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Description

I used old jeans (both denim and zippers) to make this backpack (some would call it a rucksack). I also purchased some sliders and a cincher. The backpack has a rear pocket accessible from the outside for my tablet and interior pockets to hold my wallet and other things I like to carry around. It fits my bulky SLR camera also (although not my computer). The top of the pack closes with a pull cord and has a flap (going for a bit of a retro eighties feel) but it flops open a bit (I’m considering putting a button inside). I wanted to use waistbands for the straps but I didn’t have any that were thick enough and thought I needed more width to the straps (which are a tad too long). The straps are padded with quilted layers of t-shirt fabric. The key to sewing a backpack is going slowly and using a large needle when sewing through many layers.

Material Notes

jeans

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Unisex
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Casual
Material
Denim

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    Jan 5, 2016, 06.37 PMby kstyled

    I absolutely love this bag !!! Do you happen to have a blog?

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      Jan 15, 2016, 04.57 PMby daicrinne

      Thank you! I do, it’s a photography blog: belvederebiaise.wordpress.com.

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    Jan 2, 2016, 11.07 AMby tasallison

    well done! this is very creative and I really like the style and closures that you have used.

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      Jan 15, 2016, 05.03 PMby daicrinne

      Thank you!

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