Show Off Saturday: the Easy Peasy Drawstring Backpack… with a pocket!


I don’t think it matters how many I make… It’s always fun to make another Easy Peasy Drawstring Backpack.

When I first wrote the tutorial for this bag, I really wanted to keep it simple and create a drawstring backpack that you could make with nothing but fabric.

But a zippered pocket makes it so much better, don’t you think?


Cadie tried it on, and she approves!


The long zipper opens up to a huge pocket that will hold so much.

Now it’s easy to keep smaller things (or bigger things) separate from everything in the main compartment.


I didn’t want to make the bag overly bulky, so I designed this roomy pocket by only adding the zipper and one extra lining piece to the bag.

The extra step for a Zippered Drawstring Backpack takes just a few minutes, and then the bag is sewn together just like my Easy Peasy Drawstring Backpack.

Do you want a tutorial? Well I’m going to assume that you do, and write it up as soon as I can!



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  1. The bag with the zippered pocket will make great gifts. I am currently making a Marvel Comic quilt for my great grand with lots of fabric left over for a pillow case and ….something else. This bag would be great. I always love what you share with us.
    xx, Carol

  2. Yes, please, I love anything with a pocket! Looking forward to the tutorial. Thanks!

  3. Hi this bag is so sweet! What is the constellation fabric? Thanks!

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