31 Aug '11, 3pm

How can I reuse, recycle or revamp a rucksack/back pack? | How

How can I reuse, recycle or revamp a rucksack/back pack? | How

We’ve kinda covered this already but Janette has such a specific question that I thought it was worth looking at it again: I have a backpack I would like to recycle and reuse. I have the straps and the part that goes against our back but would like to change the rest of it with reused fabric. Only the zipper doesn’t work right now but would like to change the whole outside pocket to add style. I have some random fabrics including jean material from old jeans. Could [use] the jean material for durability? Does anyone have any simple but fashionable patterns that fit what I have? It would be fun to do a quilted backpack (but I don’t have any quilted fabric yet). I don’t want to do a purse backpack just a normal one that can hold books and such. I’m trying to avoid buying anything so buying a zipper is out of the question. I have some other craft supplies but not extra zipper...

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