Introduction: Jeans Drawstring Backpack

About: Hello my name is Bob and I like to make things.

I like to recycle my old jeans into new products. This is a easy way to create a cool drawstring backpack from some jeans. I hope this will help you. It's pretty straightforward and not to difficult to create.

Step 1: Check Out My Quick Video Tutorial!

I hope this video will help you create this cool drawstring backpack.
Along with the video you can follow the (easy) steps below :-)

Youtube Video

Step 2: Get Your Materials.

For this project you need

  • Jeans (I used an old ripped jeans to recycle).
  • String

The tools I used are:

  • Sewing machine
  • scissors
  • marker
  • ruler

Step 3: Cut the 2 Jean Legs

  • Turn your jeans inside out
  • Get the 2 legs of the jeans; measure and mark the width of your bag.
    Mine will be about 35cm
  • Get your scissors and cut the 2 pieces.

Step 4: Open Up the Seams

Cut the seams to open the legs.
It will give you 2 pieces of fabric, something like in the image above.

Step 5: Creating the Tunnel for the String

Create 2cm cuts about 4cm from the top

Step 6: Creating the Tunnel for the String

Fold and sew the sides above the cuts.

Step 7: Creating the Tunnel for the String

Fold the top part horizontally and sew it to close the tunnel.

Step 8: Get 2 Belt Loops

Get the jeans and take 2 belt loops.
We will use them to secure the string at the bottom of the bag later.

Step 9: Sew the Bag (inside Out)

  • Place in each bottom corner of the bag one of those belt loops
  • Close the seam with the sewing machine. The left, right and bottom.

Step 10: ​Turn Your Bag the Right Side Out

Turn your bag the right side out

Step 11: Attach the String

  • Attach the string as shown in the image.
  • Make your string the desired length and get it through the belt loops.
  • Secure it with a knot.

Step 12: Done ;-)

Now your bag is ready to go on adventures. I really find it handy to take those kind of bags with me when going to town or on a hike.

Thank you for having a look at my instructable ;-)

Please also check out my youtube channel