Backpack Basics: Construct & Customize

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  • In-depth Instruction; over 142 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
In this session, you will learn what supplies are required for the backpack project, plus an overview of everything that will be covered in the remainder of the class.
The fabric and interfacing you choose for this project makes a big difference in how the finished product looks and feels. Nicki will discuss different fabric choices and how interfacing those fabrics will alter their properties. Also, get a look at the backpack pattern pieces, notions, and learn what pattern markings to transfer to your chosen fabric.
Get an overview of different hardware options for the backpack, including D-rings, sliders, buckles and eyelets. Learn how to attach a slider to create an adjustable strap, plus different hardware attachment options for the fold over flap.
Begin stitching the backpack with the pockets. The backpack features a dimensional front zippered pocket, an elastic side pocket and one inner zipper pocket. Nicki shows you step-by-step how to attach each pocket.
The backpack straps feature a layer of batting for extra comfort and stability when wearing the backpack. Nicki demonstrates how to create the straps, plus how to attach the slider to the strap's webbing.
Finish up the backpack by putting it all together. Nicki demonstrates how to attach the lining to the backpack and insert a zipper in the upper edge. At the end of this session, you will have a completed, functional and stylish backpack.
6 Lessons
2  hrs 22  mins

In this class you’ll learn about many types of bag hardware, including tension locks, sliders, D rings, clasps, magnetic snaps and eyelets. Learn how to use them in bag construction and how to insert a zipper three different ways. Plus, get step-by-step instructions to make a foldover style backpack using several types of hardware and heavyweight interfacing for a sturdy and professional-looking bag.

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Backpack Basics: Construct & Customize Purchase this class for $39.99.