I don’t have children and I don’t go to school anymore. However somehow this year I got inspired by the back-to-school-trend. Maybe only because I had a project in mind and by hand. But hey?! Who am I to complain when the muse kisses me?! You can’t decide when creativity comes and goes.
I got an old strapless t-shirt from my sister (which is actually part of a pyjama). With a few easy steps I turned it into a nice backpack.
All you need is:
– a strapless shirt
– some thread, a needle
– some cord (if you aren’t as lucky as me that it’s already attached to the shirt)
If you happen to have a top with straps, just cut the top off, so it’s straight, fold it with about 2 cms down and make 2 holes (with about 2 cms apart from each other). Now sew it close until you have a tunnel. Now take the cord and thread it through the tunnel. It should look just like my “before”-top.
Turn the top inside out and pull the cord to each corner. Pin it close with the needles.
And voilá! That’s it already! Now look what I made: an easy backpack within just 10 mins.
Unfortunately it has been raining all day every day for quite some time now. So I could only take pictures indoor. But don’t worry. I will take this cute little backpack for a spin as soon as I can.
I guess this is just another great upcycling project. You can call me the upcycling queen now. Just kidding. Only in private. Don’t want to make anybody jealous.
Now. Carry on!