Back in November, I was thrilled when Elaina, a high school sewing enthusiast, asked if I would help make a back pack. The school had started a requirement on limited size of back packs.
So she came over to my sewing room with some old back packs she had and discussed what she liked about each one. Then, considering book sizes, we come up with a simple straight line pattern.
Since I was busy mentoring, I forgot to take a lot of pictures. Elaina was a great student. I could tell her what to do, then go off and give her space to work, but yet close enough for questions and tips.
Update: Find my free pattern for Draw Strap Back Pack Here.
pieces shown above and including a 2½ x 16 ½ for draw string casing.
a draw string which we used from an old back pack.
I just happened to have a front open heavy duty zipper of just the right color which was a bit short but we took care of that problem.
Twill tape for the straps.
To make an extension for the zipper,
check out the directions for this "Bow Clutch Purse."