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Scrap Lab Backpack

This bag has great details—an exterior pocket, drawstring closure, and adjustable straps—that add style and function. Fabrics are from the Remix collection by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.


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Finish Backpack

1. Insert bag body into bag lining with right sides together, making sure pocket is in front and straps are in back. Align top raw edges, matching side seams; pin. Sew together top edges of bag body and lining.

2. Turn right side out through opening in lining, then pull lining out of bag. Hand-stitch opening closed. Insert lining back into bag body and press top edge. Topstitch 1⁄4" from top edge through all layers.

3. Referring to Diagram 20 and following manufacturer’s instructions, add grommets to top edge of bag. Position them about 5" apart and 1⁄2" from bag top edge.

4. Repeat Assemble Bag Body, Step 10, using solid gray 2×42" strip to make drawstring. Drawstring should be 1⁄2×42" including seam allowances.

5. Weave drawstring in and out of grommets, starting in the center front. Knot ends of drawstring to complete backpack.