Backpacks and book bags are neat because they’re practical, but they can also be very stylish. Well, surprise! They can also be an awesome outlet for your DIY skills! Check out these great DIY backpacks that are simple to make if you have some basic sewing knowledge.
1. Drawstring backpack with a front pocket
Yours backpack doesn’t have to be chevron like this one, but it sure is a good look! This bag’s drawstring makes it easy to get into, and there’s even a pocked on the front for quick access. Find out how to make it on
2. Bustle backpack
This adorably ruffled backpack by
3. Drawstring fish backpack
Drawstring topped bags are nice and easy for kids to use, and they’ll also love this fish pattern by
4. Polka dot backpack
5. Hound’s tooth doggy backpack
Get it? A hound’s tooth dog backpack! Besides being “punny”, this backpack is simple to make!
6. Tote backpack
If you’re like us, then you probably have an abundance of tote bags just lying around. Pick a big one and follow
7. Pocket backpack
8. Petals galore backpack
9. Monogram backpack
Monogrammed things make great gifts for kids, and they also help teachers and babysitters identify which things belong to which child. Check out how to make these ones on
10. Circle backpack
Your kids will get a real kick out of these novelty circular backpacks! They might not be practical for carrying school books, but they’re great for hauling snacks to day camp. Get the pattern on
11. Monster backpack
If you don’t have time to make your child a new backpack from scratch, why not customize one instead?
12. Domo-Kun backpack
Are you a huge fan of Japanese cartoons and characters?
13. Neon backpack
14. Upcycled denim backpack
What’s even better than a regular DIY project? One that upcycles, of course! Check our
15. Easy bucket backpack
Are you just learning how to sew but you’re not sure you can handle some of the designs on this list? This super simple sewing pattern by
Have you made yourself another style of DIY backpack that you don’t see here? Tell us about how you did it in the comments section!