Sew a Kid's Backpack
Beginner | 37 min 2 sec
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In this class, Annabel teaches young sewists how to make a stylish backpack with a few pops of neon – perfect for heading back to school. With a few measurements and some basic sewing supplies, you’ll be able to cut and stitch this backpack over the course of a weekend. This is a great skill-builder class for sewists who want to learn some new techniques, like making pattern pieces from freezer paper, sewing and attaching straps, and assembling a lined bag.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sewing machine
  • Neon thread
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • Small scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Erasable pen
  • Sharpie
  • Tassels
  • Transparent quilter’s ruler
  • Brown Kraft-tex
  • 40" x 18” piece of quilt batting
  • 40" x 18” piece of printed fabric (for the inside)
  • 40” x 18” piece of utility canvas (for the outside)
  • 8” x 45” utility canvas for the handles
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Freezer paper
Learn how to:
  • Make a pattern piece out of freezer paper
  • Make straps
  • Assemble a lined bag
  • Attach pockets, straps, patches, and tassels
What you’ll get:
  • Detailed class by author and expert instructor Annabel Wrigley teaching how to make a stylish backpack
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and a downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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153 users recommended this class to a friend
Daniell Kinder
So this took my 9 year old about 8 hours to make. An entire day. My brain is absolute mush from supervising this, but they seem happy with the outcome. I wish that there has been some explanation of the why of some of the choices, like the gentle curve being simpler and easier both to turn and to sew than a more sharp curve like my kid did at the corners.
More than 3 months ago
L. Gwen Jackson
Had some sound trouble. . Great class for all level of sewer
More than 3 months ago
Easy to understand and good explanations.
More than 3 months ago