Introduction: Backpack!!!

I've been looking for a good backpack design that is the right size for me. Finally, I'm deciding to just make my own. It is all white canvas-esque material so that I can color it and draw all sorts of stuff if I get board of just cool white :) It turned out to be quite comfortable, big enough to fit my computer, small enough not to be bulky, and easy to carry and take off! not to mention quick to make! (about 1.5~2 hours) and cheap ($4 for fabric and webbing).

Step 1: Pattern Making

Simple pattern cut-out below!

Easy to sew together, just sew the sides together :)

Then, sew the webbing support frame inside of the backpack to help provide support for carrying the bag's books!

I sewed loops to the top flap to keep the bag shut. a caribiner will clip into the loops and clip to another loop underneath to lock it shut.

Add a pocket (or several).

Also, add webbing (or better) straps to carry it by and you are done!

Step 2: Sew It Up!

Sew it all up and try it on! (short 'ible, I know)

Step 3: Colorificatination!

Pick up a sharpie and have some fun here! You now have a perfect new backpack for school! custom built to your specific desired size!!!

Summer Sewing Contest

Participated in the
Summer Sewing Contest

Be the First to Share


    • Reuse Challenge

      Reuse Challenge
    • Puzzles Challenge

      Puzzles Challenge
    • Make it Move Challenge

      Make it Move Challenge



    10 years ago on Introduction

    Ever realize that this is the ONLY actual backpack instructable, the rest are either messenger bags, or plastic. Nice instructable by the way. :P


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Your finished bag is beautiful! I can't wait to try this. I could most likely use it when I go to college next year.