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

Make It: Custom Wood Hamper With Pillowcase

diy pillowcase hamper
Photo: Build Basic

I’m currently rocking an IKEA hamper that was about $7. It’s plastic. It bends too easily. And it’s been replaced twice. Either we are too rough with our laundry or we need something a little more sturdy! This DIY hamper looks like the answer to my laundry problems!      

 

It looks simple enough to make and the fact that I can change the fabric out anytime I like (I have decorator’s schizophrenia) is a plus! Continue Reading