Drawstring Backpack Great For Toting Your Quilting Supplies Around Town

Quick And Easy Drawstring Backpack With Stitched Rick Rack and Polka Dot Panels.

What beats a drawstring bag? A drawstring backpack! Get the benefits of a quick close drawstring, then swing over onto your back as a backpack, leaving you hands free while gadding about your favorite quilting and fabric stores. It’s also a comfortable carry while on a retreat.



Use any fabric colors and prints for this cute backpack. The pattern picture shows bright floral and polka dot panels with stitched rick rack. The same fabric used for the casing and tapes tie in beautifully making a fun and colorful backpack tote. So versatile too, and would be a perfect gift for a quilter. Slip a quilting accessory inside for something extra special.


To add, this design from Kristine Poor, a designer with Fons and Porter, has a cool zipper. The white 18″ zipper is a good strength to carry a little extra weight such as books, and the chunky style zipper looks trendy and fun. There’s an extra panel at the bottom of the backpack to hold the ties, and also makes for extra balance support of the bag, as well as comfort while carrying. While the rick rack also serves as extra support, it adds a little edge to the design!


Kristine believes that small projects such as this drawstring backpack encourages color technique and experimentation. Have fun playing around with different colors and fabric, improving texture and dimension with something as simple as adding rick rack.

The size of the backpack in this pattern is great for a sleepover too. The finished Size: 15″ × 14″.


This drawstring backpack is fun to make and practical too. The zippered pocket is a great extra. For a beginner, it’s a simple patchwork project, with easy to follow instructions to put in the zipper. For an an intermediate sewer, you’ll find this drawstring bag a breeze to make. The pattern can be found in Fons and Porter magazine ‘Love of Quilting’ March April 2014. It’s a Spring edition which is also packed with packed with beautiful quilt projects.