DIY lace backpack

The 5th and final DIY backpack in our DIY backpack series is the Lace Backpack! I love the simple femininity of this DIY and you can add lace trim like this to your: denim shorts, your shirt sleeves/collar or a purse, etc.! I know I usually do no-sew DIYs but in this one, I thought it was best to stitch the lace onto the front pocket to make sure it stays put during your hard studying days…you can use fabric glue, like I did on the lace trimmed jean shorts, if you're a total non sewer but just a few simple stitches should hold this lace in place!

Some other ideas with lace: Decorate with lace and crochet for home ideas or Styling: lace tops for tips on wearing lace shirts.

Prep It:
  • backpack
  • lace trim - from the fabric store
  • needle
  • thread that matches the lace
  • scissors
  • seam ripper - optional to remove original backpack label
DO IT!:
  1. use the seam ripper to remove the original label from the backpack - I used a black Jansport and I thought it looked way better without the original label…more chic!
  2. lay the lace across the front pocket and cut it to size - make sure it's long enough to cover the whole front pocket when it's stuffed full of stuff!
  3. use a needle and tread and sew the lace onto the front pocket. Do small stitches along the top and bottom of the trim and a few in the middle to hold it in place. Open the zipper of the front pocket for easy access when sewing.

Isn't is chic!? Hope you love it and happy school days and beyond!

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