make a backpack from reusable shopping bags
If you\'re like me, you\'re from well-
They pile up, don\'t they? Well, let\'s up-
Cycle some of them into more hands.
Free: utility backpack.
I am trying to use the old bag specifically in this project and try to minimize the new material.
You need basic sewing skills and the following skills: Tools: sewing machine. A seam-
Ripparic measures tapeMaterials: some non-
Woven Bag of polypropylene.
Try to choose the color suitable for matching.
Foam pad or pad to cushion the back teeth.
It may be black, but you can use whatever you like.
For straps: about 2 yards 1.
5 \"straps and 4 1. 5\" D-rings (
You can make the tape with something else if you want)
Optional: turn off the large button or other hardware for the flip cover. Non-
The polypropylene fabric is made of old pop bottles and other recyclable materials.
There are two kinds of coating and uncoated.
The kind of coating is a bit smooth and feels smooth.
It\'s better for the shell and flap of your bag in case of rain, but it\'s harder, harder to use, and the stitches are harder.
No coating is better for lining and everything else.
First, select a package for the main case of the backpack.
Find something that looks durable and its width can hold what you might carry (i. e.
Laptop or books).
Decide which side is the front and back.
Trim the carrying belt. (
If you think you want the finished handle, you can leave a strap on the back.
Cut the bag into the picture.
Second, select a package for the upper panel and front flaps.
Cut off the extra part (see photos)
Fold your face together
You can add an extra layer (s)
Fabric at the top, at the bottom of the flap for additional weight and strength.
Stitch the road around 3/4 and leave an opening at the top.
Turn the flap to the right-side-out.
This is a good time to add decorative stitching, patches, or other additional features to the flaps.
Select a coating-free bag or two in one color (s)
You want the inner lining of the bag.
Cut three panels according to size, matching the front panel, bottom and back panel, plus a lot of seam allowance.
For my bag, I used a yellow lining in the front and in the bag and doubled it in green at the bottom.
Stitch them together. to-
Front and flip it back.
Take some thin foam to fill the bag panel when you are at this step (
And bottom if needed)
And cut it to match the two panels.
Later, when we assemble the bag, we clip this between the liner and the bag.
I didn\'t have a plan to bring when I made this bag.
If I had more plans in advance, I would have bought the straps first and then sewn them directly into the bag. Ah, hindsight.
That\'s what I did anyway.
You can iterate as needed.
Find the handles you cut off earlier and fold them in half.
Stitch around the edges, then corner to corner.
Along the top of the back panel, find a good position on the bag.
Sew them firmly on the bag.
Use more handle straps, make two more rings and sew at the bottom of the back panel.
It is important here to tie your strap before assembling the bag.
It\'s time to turn it into a 3D object! Connect lining.
Expand the bag pattern and position it with the flap on the top.
Place the foam on the top of the back panel and bottom, and then place the lining on the top.
Stitch together all the way around the lining. Attach flap.
Back panel and flap face-to-face (
And the middle strap)
, Stitch the edges and close the flaps.
Last Call to pocket or other modifications.
I added several side bags to the side panel with some remaining parts.
Sew the bag together.
It\'s a bit challenging, but it\'s not that bad if you take the time.
Refer to my photo and drawing illustrations.
Flip it over once you\'re done.
Now that you have done the right straps, you can almost do it. Moving on. . .
Since I just sewed the strap connection, I need an extra step to connect some 1. 5\" webbing.
I bought two yards.
1 strap per strap. I added two D-
Each base band has a ring and almost a yard of strap on the top, closing the end to prevent wear and tear.
You can close the flaps with a parachute buckle or some other fancy stuff, but I wanted something cheap and recycled so I grabbed a couple of huge buttons I saved, and made a buttonhole on the flap.
I then marked the position and sewed the button to the bag. You\'re done!
Add any additional stitching you want and customize it further.
For example, maybe you can add padding or extra d-to the strap-
Ring with something?