Drawstring Backpack-Sewn by my 8 year old
grandaughter, I thought this would be a great opportunity to teach the project to my daughter first. She was so excited to sew with me (even more guilt set in!).
A great 'first' sewing project is a drawstring backpack. After searching the internet for an easy tutorial (and there are many) I finally settled on the tutorial by Sew Mama Sew.
She had a blast and so did I. This is a great quick sew. It only took us a couple hours. She LOVES her new bag, but most of all she loves that SHE made it all by herself! :) Can't beat that.
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(UPDATE!! : After making this bag 2x now, I have realized that there is an error in the Sew Mama Sew Instructions. In the section titled, "Main Bag Assembly", steps 2 and 4 are switched. The picture is actually correct, but the instructions are wrong. The instructions say to place the main piece down, then the loops and then the pocket. If you do this, the loops will be tucked inside the pocket. The student I was working with today just kept it that way and had her pocket linking on the outside instead of tucked in. Thankfully, she was easy to please. So, just wanted to make you aware of that before you started to make the pattern. Someone else noticed the error and left a comment about it, but I did not see where I could comment. I'll try to reach her so it can be fixed)