5 Free Drawstring Backpack Tutorials

We love projects that are easy to sew and equally easy to use. Drawstring backpacks are great projects for beginner sewists from kids to adults. These easy to make backpacks are perfect for sports equipment, library books, or a change of clothes when you are headed to the gym or pool. We’ve rounded up a variety of drawstring backpacks from super simple to extra details. Choose your own adventure!

5 Free Drawstring Backpack Tutorials

The simple drawstring backpack is perfect for quick trips to the park, overnight visits with Grandma, on the go bags, and more. Here are a few of our favorites.

  1. Easy DIY Drawstring Backpack
  2. Drawstring Backpack with Pocket
  3. Simple Kid’s Backpack with Applique
  4. Drawstring Backpack with Boxed Corners
  5. Drawstring Backpack with Zip Pocket

Drawstring backpacks are also a great alternative to disposable gift bags too. Fill an afternoon batch sewing a few of these quick DIY backpacks.

Plus, don’t forget that you can mini-size them. We love tossing a few into larger bags when traveling. This way, our favorite things don’t get lost in the shuffle.

Embellished Drawstring Pouch Tutorial

And don’t think they have to be plain just because they are mini! Look at how creative these cuties are. From fussy cut scraps to lace trim and even pockets, the possibilities are endless.

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