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Beginner Drawstring Backpack

We'll sew a quick and easy drawstring backpack in this class with a front pocket that can be divided into 2 or 3 separate pockets for easy carrying of keys, phone, cosmetics.  The backpack is fully lined and is designed for use with purchased cording for the drawstrings.  If you would like to use leather cording, it is available for purchase from the instructor on the day of class.  


  • 3/4 yard of canvas, denim or quilting cotton for outer fabric
  • 3/4 yard of quilting cotton for lining fabric
  • Two 1 3/4 yard pieces of leather cording or jersey cording  (Leather cording available from the instructor for $7)
  • Matching thread
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Universal needle size 90/14
  • Your sewing machine

If you wish to use a shop sewing machine, please reserve in advance by calling the shop.  

Skill Level: Beginner
Requirements: Must be proficient in the use of your sewing machine.
Instructor: Martha West
Instructor Bio: Martha West

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.