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Warning: I freehanded this bag quite a bit, so the instructions may seem a bit confusing. Sorry, it’s just that I’ve never sewed anything like this before, but I tried my best to show you each step. Hope this helps. 🙂

Hey, everybody! Today I will showing you all how I made my Captain America cinch backpack. I’m super excited to share this because it was my very first time sewing something like this. I didn’t have a sewing machine, so yes, this is all hand sewed. It took forever, but if you have a sewing machine, this will take no time at all.

First off, all you need is fabric (purchased at Walmart for about $1.50 a foot), black thread, and a needle. I got one foot of fabric and cut it in half. I only used one half. All in all, this project was almost $4 in total! So cheap and an awesome bag!





Then turn your fabric inside out.




The end should be the end that is already enclosed. That way it’ll save you some sewing time.




I then sewed up the left and right sides.


I then folded the two top flaps and sewed them.


Leaving about a fingers length between the flaps and sides of the bags.



I then folded the bag right side out. This is how the flaps should look on the inside.




And on the outside.




I then put the strings in. It’s kind of confusing to explain, but I used this YouTube video (around the 10:28 mark) to figure out how to put the strings in the top and the bottom of the bag. This is where I REALLY freehanded it. So I would definitely use the video to make it more precise.




How the bag should look like all cinched up at the top.



And TADA! The finished bag!




I really hope this helped! I know some of the instructions got confusing, but I hope it gave you a little idea on how to go about it. Thanks for reading! 😀


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