Backpack restyle | DIY

I love backpacks and I've been looking for the perfect one for a while now. While browsing for a backpack for my trip to India in May, I came across this inexpensive one from Amazon. I was surprised by the price ($13!) that went along with the style. Since it was so plain I wanted to personalize it a little bit. Hopefully this can inspire you to do your own backpack restyle.

Materials: fabric, mod podge, paint brush, x-acto knife, scissors.
1. Measure the area you want to cover with fabric. 2. Cut out any part that shouldn't be covered. In my case, I cut around the buckles. Make sure you leave room to fold the fabric over. 3. Cover area with mod podge and then lay down fabric. 4. Fold over and paint over edges to prevent fraying or fabric to come up.

Personalize it!
Materials:leather, metal letter stamps (availible at your local craft store), hammer, sewing machine
1. Cut out rectangle (or preferred shape) from leather. 2. Take stamps and use hammer to imprint words. 3. Sew on with sewing machine.

I'm really excited about my new backpack! Just in time for the spring weather to arrive.



  1. WOW! Super cute. I love this.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  2. This is beautiful!!!
    I want one! Maybe this will be my summer project that will take me all summer to complete knowing me!
    Love your blog!

  3. This is a great idea. I'm currently working on a purse restyle and this is some good inspiration! crazy how a few details can change something up.

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  4. ok this is so cute! You are freaking adorable.

  5. you're so crafty! I loveee your cardigan! where is it from?

  6. I can't explain it, but I love backpacks! This is super cute :)

  7. Very cute! I love that backpack, it actually is perfect for bike rides and adventures :) Could you purchase the leather at the craft store?

    1. I got the leather at my local Leather supply company, but you can find small pieces of faux leather at your local craft store!

  8. Such a unique DIY! Love it! I have a backpack from LLBean similar to this one, I should do this!

    Juliette Laura

  9. Wow, great DIY! I would have never guessed your backpack was once just a simple bag.

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