How to Turn a Pillowcase Into a Drawstring Backpack

How to turn a pillowcase into a DIY backpack

I love that small backpacks are making a comeback. I'm definitely a backpack girl. I like to have my hands free and my stuff secure, so a backpack is the ideal bag. And tiny backpacks are perfect for those quick trips to the store, last-minute drinks, or biking adventures. Drawstring backpacks are particularly easy to make, and today I'm going to show you how to turn a pillowcase into a DIY backpack (with hidden pocket!).              

Pillowcase bag

Technically I'm using a pillow sham to make this DIY backpack, but this method would work with a regular pillowcase, too. Continue Reading

Ready for Summer? You Should Make a DIY Picnic Basket Backpack

Picnic Basket Backpack DIY

Picnic season is upon us. As a matter of fact, July is National Picnic Month! To celebrate, we’re working on projects all month that are best enjoyed outdoors. Today I’m here to show you how to transform a regular straw tote bag into a handy backpack, perfect for bringing an outdoor lunch to the park. Keep reading to see how this picnic basket backpack was made.      

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Picnic Basket Backpack DIY - Step 1a

Begin by determining where the straps of the picnic basket backpack should lie. Continue Reading

Top 5 Manly Man Laptop Bags

created at: 11/16/2010

This one is not one of them. I’m more than a little embarrassed when it comes to Mr. Mod’s laptop bag/tech gear/briefcase (pictured above).  It’s everything it shouldn’t be. It’s big, bulky and made from black nylon and has a company logo on it.  No matter what, he’s just the kind of guy who gravitates to the giveaway bags. (I’m getting knots in my stomach admitting this dreadful secret.) Luckily, I stumbled upon a post on My Life Scoop that features 5 Manly Laptop Bags. Continue Reading