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Upcycled Sweatshirt Back Pack


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Dig out that old sweatshirt and bring it back to life with this simple pattern for making a backpack. It is fully lined with a pocket and includes adjustable straps. What you'll need to make this: a sweatshirt, lining and strap fabric, D-rings, and extra large eyelets. Be sure to follow my blog! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should be able to sew a consistent 1/2" seam and be able to put grommets in. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 12" wide and 13" tall

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabric for lining (I use denim)
  • Extra Large Grommets
  • A sweatshirt with an 11" design (or smaller)

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Ms. Elaineous
Ms. Elaineous
I began sewing as a child - my mother did tailoring and alterations. In 2004, I began designing, making, and selling purses at arts festivals - I named my business Ms. Elaineous. In 2009, I opened Sew You Can where I taught sewing lessons. I closed my studio in 2012 to focus on designing patterns. You can follow me at And my real name isn't Elaine - she's my alter-ego! PATTERN STORE POLICY: E-Patterns are NOT REFUNDABLE.