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A Rutsack DIY We All Love! Remember Clueless?

Rucksacks have had a major comeback, and the best thing to come out of this trend is the smart rucksack. I love a trend that looks great but it also practical! I saw a grey rucksack in Whistles that I fell in love with (but couldn’t really afford) and this is my own alternative. Supplies: Printed pattern (download the PDF) 1m fabric Scissors Pins Sticky tape (optional) Sewing machine 1. Lay the pattern onto your fabric and cutout. Since I was using leatherette for this project, instead of pinning the pattern, I used double-sided sticky tape to keep it in place to avoid making pin holes. 2. With the right sides together lay the side of the bag at a right angle to the bag body. Position the centre point of the side so that it is 30cm from the end of the bag body and pin - ensure you pin within the seam allowance so as not to leave holes in the finished bag. Sew and repeat on the opposite edge with the other side piece. 3. Make a small cut through both pieces from the corner of the side to just before the stitching on each corner. This will allow you to fold the bag into shape easily. 4. Align the edges of the side and bag body together and pin (right sides together) and sew. Your bag will now be an open topped box. 5. Your side pieces will be longer than the front panel of the bag, you can now trim these to be even. 6. Trim the corners and turn your bag the right side out. 7. Make sure the long edges of the bag are fully pushed out and oversew a couple of mm from the edge. This will help your bag keep it’s shape. 8. Fold in the seam allowances along the sides of the unsewn flap of the bag and fold the flap in half horizontally with wrong sides together. Pin close to edge and stitch - carry on the stitch lines from the back edges. 9. With right sides together fold the straps in half, pin and sew. Turn the straps the right side out. You can find a tutorial for an easy way to turn straps on my blog.

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with Catherine Edden | ohhidiy.com

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