Sunday, 14 July 2013

Fashion Fix: Back Pack Series: Adding straps to a bag: BELT BACKPACK

You will need:
  • a fabric bag, not a rucksack!
  • 2 matching belts
  • dressmaking pins
  • sewing machine and matching thread
  • leather needle
My old music case

These belts make brilliant straps as they are adjustable and have elasticated sections easy to sew through

How to do it
  1. your belts are to become the straps for your backpack, adjust them to the size you want and place them on the back of your bag. pin in place
  2. machine sew a running stitch to secure the belts in place. if your belts are leather or thck, you will need to use a leather machine needle.

Types of stitch
machine running stitch

Garment Details
belts from Primark
bag, vintage.

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