Round Up: DIY Backpacks

DIY Backpack

Nothing says “back to school” like a brand new backpack. If your little one doesn’t have the perfect bag yet, consider making one yourself. You’ll be surprised at how easy some of the designs are. Read on for Creativebug’s list of our favorite DIY backpack tutorials.

DIY Backpacks

Cheerful Backpack

Make this colorful backpack with a free tutorial from Hart + Sew. If this doesn’t get your kid excited to get back in the classroom, we don’t know what will.


Liberty Backpacks

With the right fabric, turn a simple drawstring design into the perfect grab-and-go bag. Let’s be honest – we love pretty much every single tutorial on the Purl SoHo site.



Back-to-School Backpack

Make a super-simple back-to-school backpack in this class by Annabel Wrigley.

back to school backpack

Update an Existing Bag

We see this as a good fit with teenage/tween crowd. Update a simple backpack with personalized fabric for a unique look. And a lot less sewing on your part.

refashioned backpack

Satchel Bag

Need a little extra storage? Make a vintage-style satchel bag with a tutorial from the Pineneedle Collective.

satchel backpack

Simple Drawstring Backpack

Whip up a simple, personalized drawstring backpack. This may not be sturdy enough for someone carrying lots of textbooks around, but it’s great for younger children or as a gym bag.

how to make a drawstring backpack


Turn an old tote bag into a bold backpack with this tutorial from Sincerely Kinsey.

kinsey bag