The drawstring backpacks are super easy to make and you can have one whipped up in an hour or so.
This finished backpack measures 35cm across and is 36.5cm tall, a perfect size for the little ones... DIY Free Sewing Tutorial
You will need...
peter rabbit cotton canvas fabric
2 antique nickel eyelets 5mm
3 m nylon braided round drawcord
How-to step by step...
Start by cutting out a piece of fabric, 35cm wide, 80cm long. Turn each short end over 1cm and press.
Stitch along the edge
Fold fabric in half, with right sides together stitch sides together using a 1cm seam allowance, stopping 4cm from the top.
Fell seam edges (zig-zag or overlock), and trim corners off at the bottom
Press side seams open and turn bag out.
At the top of the bag, where the side seam is open, stitch around the opening on each side, close to the edge.
Fold top edge down 2.5cm and stitch all the way around, close to the bottom edge.
Cut two pieces of drawcord to 150cm in length. Using a safety pin feed one piece through both top casings.
So the end comes back out the other casing on the same side of the bag.
Repeat with second drawcord on opposite side.
Following the manufacturers instructions punch an eyelet in the bottom corners of the bag
Thread ends of drawcord on each side through the corresponding eyelet.
Knot ends of drawcord to secure in place
Fill the bag with treats and pull the drawcord to close