Send your child into the new school year in style with this tutorial on how to make a monogrammed backpack.
Summer vacation is over and school is starting. It's time to buy school supplies and another cool backpack for your child. Backpacks are not cheap and I am always looking for ways to save money. My daughters love all things sparkly with bling or monogram. I have to admit, I love it too, but customizing a backpack can be quite expensive. However, you can easily customize a plain backpack by adding patches and a little bling to make it fit your child's own personality, resulting in one cool backpack.
Here is a simple tutorial on how to make a monogrammed backpack. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to add a little bling and your child's initials to an inexpensive backpack.
How to Make a Monogrammed Backpack
- Patches of your choice, including lettered patches. Usually the first, last, and middle initials, with the last name initial being the largest.
- Fabric puffy paint
- Hot glue gun
- Jewels or bling of your choice
- Ribbon of any size including thin ribbon
- Design the backpack the way you want it to look.
- Hot glue the patches in the desired place.
* If you have hot glue strings, let them cool and they will peel off easily.
- Using the puffy paint, outline each patch that you want to be highlighted.
- Let the puffy paint completely dry.
- Hot glue the ribbon onto the backpack if you want to add more color and interest to your design. I chose the pink chevron print to make it look more trendy and to add some more color.
*When using ribbon, fold the ends over to keep a straight a line and to keep the ends from fraying. Then hot glue it to the back of the ribbon.
- Use a smaller ribbon to tie onto the zipper. Weave one end of the ribbon through the hole, cut it, then tie it into a knot.
- Hot glue your jewels or bling to add a little bit of sparkle.
This is such a simple project to make and is easy enough for a beginner. Choosing lettered patches and jewels are an inexpensive way to customize just about anything, including a backpack. Even if your child is not old enough for school, this cool backpack is cute enough for sleepovers with grandma. The best part of making your own backpack is that it doesn't cost as much money.