How To Upcycle Jeans Into A Backpack

April from Coolirpa shows us how to upcycle jeans into a backpack (or rucksack as it also known) in this upcycling video tutorial. This is a really smart way to reuse jeans and a very inexpensive way to get a new bag!

April has painted dots on the front of her bag but you could also sew on patches, ribbons, buttons, sequence or use a stamp and fabric ink to stamp on images.

The materials and equipment that you will need to make your upcycled backpack are shown below.

  • Old pair of jeans
  • A long zip
  • Thread
  • Fabric paint / embellishments (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Ruler
  • Pen / pencil / dressmakers chalk
  • Paper to mark out the pattern
  • Sewing machine
  • Denim needle / No 16 needle
  • Small paint brush (optional)

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