• March 20, 2023

Make a school bag: ideas and instructions

Only the best for our little ones! If it should be the craft set with horse motifs or rather the craft kit with dinosaurs, then we are happy to fulfill these wishes. For craft kits, the designs are already pre-cut and we can stick everything on without much flippancy.

But for all amateur hobbyists, it does not have to be a purchased craft kit. We can You can also make school bags yourself without a kit, How this works, we show here step by step.

Make a school bag with Pompon hair clips

This is what we need for the first grade school bag:

  • Blank in white, 70 cm (The color of the school bag blanks, the children can of course choose themselves.)
  • barrettes
  • Streifenstoff
  • pink and yellow bias binding
  • Glossy paper, different colors (alternatively colorful crepe paper)
  • Wool, pompomaker
  • Adhesive, double-sided tape
  • pink pattern clips (4 and 8 mm)
  • circle cutter

Tinker school bag: Instructions for the Pompon hairpin school bag

  1. Cover school bag (also called craft bag) with glossy paper circles.
  2. Measure out yellow bias tape, sew together and fix with the sample clips on the bag (pierce small holes).
  3. Make pompoms according to instructions, fix them on the hair clips, two pompons come to the ends of a piece of bias tape (pink).
  4. Measure the circumference of the bag opening, cut strip fabric plus 2 cm seam allowance.
  5. Close the seam, while sewing the pink tie ribbon in the middle. Cover top and bottom edges with bias binding (fold over and sew on).
  6. Fix the fabric with double-sided adhesive tape on the edge of the bag, press down well.

Make school bags with cool robots

That's what we need for the first grade school bag:

  • School bag blank in blue
  • Fabric with robot pattern, 50 cm
  • Velor Aufbügel robot
  • Name and date (here in the writing "transistor"), copy in copyshop on transfer foil
  • red bias tape
  • wallpaper paste
  • double-sided adhesive tape

Tinker school bag: Crafting instructions for the robot school bag

  1. Fabric finish as in the girl's bag and fix it on the blank.
  2. Stick lettering on desired height.
  3. Cut the velor robot 1 cm apart, fasten it to the bag with the double-sided adhesive tape.
  4. The tip of the bag is also decorated with fabric: cover with bias tape the top edge (fold and sew), brush with wallpaper paste and glue.

Make a school bag: Pinterest inspirations

Unicorn school bags for little onesprincesses

We can also decorate a DIY craft school bag with the favorite figures of the children. So how about a unicorn at school?

Mermaid school bags for water mermaids

Also the mermaid is popular on the school bags and provides for joy and a little sea magic.

Rocket school bags for little astronauts

Blanks can also be turned into cool rockets. Thus, the first grader is much more looking forward to the beginning of school.

School bags for little footballers

Of course, we can order craft kits with all materials included. But an individual compilation is also very easy? and a little bit more creative. Whether made of smooth cardboard, crepe paper or corrugated cardboard? There are no limits to creativity here.

DIY sugar packets to enjoy

In addition to DIY school bags and the sugar bag can be designed individually. The kids are guaranteed nothing against an edible sugar bag.


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