Friday, October 4, 2013

Easiest Napsack Ever

Last month I got some great waterproof fabric from Wholeport.  With school and all kinds of kids activities starting up, I knew right away what I wanted to make with it.

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Here's what you need to make your own bag in no time flat.

-.5 metre of fabric ( doesn't need to be waterproof)
-2 metres of 1" wide webbing
-4 D rings
-ruler, fabric pen, scissors, thread etc.

1) Cut two pieces of fabric 11" x 14.5". (This is kids size, if you're making this for an adult, increase the size to fit.)

2) Use your fabric pen to make a mark on the side 2.5" up from the bottom.

3) Cut two pieces of webbing 3" long each.  Seal the ends with fray check or melt them so that they won't fray.

4) Loop your webbing through 2 of the D-rings and attach to the outside of your bag at the markings you just made.  Have the  length of the webbing towards the inside, raw edges should be even.  Sew with a 3/8" seam.

5) Repeat step 4 on the other side.

6) From the top edge, measure down 1 1/4" mark and measure again another inch down.  Lay both pieces of fabric right sides together and stitch the sides, skipping the inch between your two marks.

7) Stitch across the bottom and snip the corners so that they'll lay flat once you turn everything right side out.

8) Turn right side out and turn top edge down 1 1/4" and stitch.  You should end up with a hole on the outside of the upper casing on each side seam.

9) Cut the remainder of your webbing in half.  Don't forget to seal your ends.  Attach a large safety pin and guide one piece of webbing through a side hole ending at the opposite side seam.

10) Stitch down the webbing on the opposite through the hole to secure it.

11) Repeat on the opposite side.

12) Weave the ends of your webbing through the D-rings to act as adjustable should straps.

That's it!  You've created the Easiest Napsack Ever!!

I was a little nervous that this fabric would be difficult to sew with a regular presser foot but I had no major glitches or slips.  Check out all the other great waterproof fabric you can choose from over at Wholeport.

*This is a sponsored post however I have not received any compensation other than the product shown and all opinions are my own.


Jill said...

Cute little Knapsack Tamara! Love the fabric too!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

J9nKidz said...

I have always been looking for a simply step by step for this project! My LO loves bags, purses, etc. Instead of constantly buying her them, her and I can go chose some fabric for fun! ;)
Thank you,

Mariam said...

Isn't 5 metre too much?

Etcetorize said...

Hi Mariam....the tutorial actually says .5 of a metre, as in half a metre or 50 centimetres.


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