Monday, July 21, 2014

How to Make a Cinch Sac Backpack

How to Make a Cinch Sac Backpack

  1. Cording - 2 pieces each about 60" long
  2. Fabric - 2 pieces about 12"X14" each (could be bigger)
  3. Embroidery Design and supplies

Cut 2, 12" X 14" pieces of fabric.  You can make the cinch sac bigger if you would like, just cut the fabric pieces bigger.  Embroider the desired design onto one of the fabric pieces.  Be sure to iron around the embroidery so that it doesn't look like mine.

Serge all four sides of both fabric pieces.

On both pieces, turn the top serged edge under another 1/4" and press.

Measure down 2" from the top edge and turn the fabric down to meet that mark.  Sew the seam down.

Line up the front and back pieces, RST.  Sew along the three remaining edges to make the sac.  Start and stop sewing just below the top seam.  We are leaving the edges open at the top seam to make a  channel for the cording.

Begin with one piece of cording.  Insert the cording into the front right channel and thread it to the opposite side, being sure not to pull it all the way through.  Insert the same cording piece into the left back channel and thread through to come out the right side.  You have just made a loop with the cording.

Tie a knot at the end of the cording piece that was just threaded through the front and back channel.
Repeat the same process on the left side.  Insert the cord into the front left channel and thread through to the other side.  Insert the same cord into the right back channel and thread it through.  Make a knot with the second cord piece.

Unpick both corners at the bag bottom.  Insert the cords through the bag and push the knots out of the unpicked corners.  The bag is still turned wrong side out.

Secure the cording knots in place at both corners.  I like to stitch over it several times to be sure the seam is strong.

Turn the bag right side out and cinch the cording.  Congratulations!  You have a cute little cinch sac for your little one!

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