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Outdoor Friendly Parachute Cord Backpack

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This backpack is easy to make, involves no sewing, and is great for the outdoors.
It can also be made with a variety of materials and the size can be personalized.
It is a great on the go bag, and can also be a super fun craft. 
 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Materials
- 1/2 yard of canvas in desired color
- 16 feet of parachute cord in desired color
- 5 plastic parachute buckles 
- Pins (I used paper clips but pins are preferable)

Tools
- Ruler 
- Scissors 
- Whole puncher 
- LIghter

Step 2: Cut the Canvas

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Cut the canvas to a yard by half yard 
If you wish can changes the dimensions to alter the size of the bag

Step 3: Create the Basic Shape of the Bag

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Fold the canvas over so that it looks like a 1/2 yard by 1/2 yard square. Crease the folded edge as best you can.
Next, unfold the bag and fold each of the full yard edges over about 1in. Crease this edge too.
This is the basic shape of the bag. 




Step 4: Creating the Corners

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Take the bottom of the corner of the bag and fold over the sides to create the width of the bag. I made mine about an inch but this can be altered based on the needs of the person using the bag. 
Make sure you pin the corners in a very secure fashion because they are the base of the whole bag. 
audreyobscura9 months ago
This is a cool project, you should rotate your main image. This will help drive more traffic to your Instructable.
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