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Backpack Restyle

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I found this plain white backpack at Michaels craft store on sale for $5.00. First I soaked it in a dark brown fabric dye mixed with water to dilute the color a bit. Once it dried, I simply hand stitched different trims and cords onto the front pocket, folding the ends of the trim underneath so as not to show any hems. This is a good, "I don't want to turn off my guilty pleasure tv show that I've already watched for the past three hours (parenthood anyone?) but need to work on my blog, so I will just sew while I watch it" kind of project. It's easy to do and really requires no rules. Create a pattern, stitch,and repeat!

I think one of my favorite things about adding do-it-yourself projects to your life is taking a trend or style that you love as inspiration and creating a more cost effective, original piece that you can proudly say you made with your own two hands. It's a good feeling.

 What have you restyled/revamped lately? 


35 comments:

  1. This is absolutely lovely! Such a great DIY project!

    http://erstwhilefelicity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Love it! It's such an easy project that can be individualized so easily. You gave me a great idea:)

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  3. Oh! I just saw it.
    Love it! A smart shine detail which give style with one step!

    http://styllia.blogspot.gr/

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

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  5. That is super cute! I love it!

    neha
    http://nehamade.blogspot.com/

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  6. You are a genius!! This is awesome!!

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  7. Ohh, lovely! :)
    Lately, I created a new home for my sunglasses:

    http://justanothercopycat.blogspot.de/2013/07/easy-peasy-diy-home-for-my-sunglasses.html

    I'm blogging in German but you can use the translation function. it's not the best, but at least better than nothing.

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  8. I love it!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  9. ok, you are the most creative person ever. that is so cute!

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  10. ummm, this is adorable. and parenthood is one of my favorite shows ever. the whole "family" dynamic is what i love the most about it.

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  11. oh gosh, i love this! i love how you dyed it as well.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  12. Cute back pack! I love the idea! Makes me want to run off to Michaels.


    Emily
    eageremily.blogspot.com

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  13. Crafting projects while watching TV is one of my most desirable activities! Add a cold craft beer to the mix = heaven. This backpack is awesome, by the way. Might have to pick me up one at Michael's next time I'm there. My latest re-vamp action was a hamper. Turned out great. http://theskinnyluv.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/that-wasnt-so-hard-diy-painted-ombre-hamper/

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  14. Oh that's such a great idea, love the bag.

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  15. Amazing diy idea. Love the cute backpack. I haven't done anything yet but I have a pair of jeans that I want to revamp :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  16. Absolutely beautiful :) love the laces and the color.

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  17. that's gorgeous!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh my goodness this came out SO well! I love it! You are the best at restyling.

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http//www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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  19. You find the best bags at the craft store. I'm so jealous. I have been wanted to fashion a new summer tote. I will have to look there. Love how yours turned out.

    www.Vintagehoneybee@blogspot.com

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  20. Love this!!! ♥♥♥

    http://mademoisellejuliet.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love this! You're so crafty, but it isn't over the top and when I see it, I don't think, "okay, that's OBVIOUSLY homemade." Instead, when I first see the picture, I think, "Wow! Wonder where she got that!?" only to realize you did it yourself. That's amazing! Thanks for sharing and your photography is beautiful. If you were closer, I'd love to book a session with you.

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  22. This is a great idea! The store I work at sells JanSport backpacks in a bunch of different solid colors and we're always telling customers things they can do to make them they're own (especially the solid white one).

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  23. ...holy crap! I am a backpack lover and this is just beyond amazingly gorgeous and brilliant! I'd pay a lot of money for that backpack! I must try to make my own. :D

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  24. Wowzers! I love it! such a simple but creative idea!!
    xx

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  25. This fits the new navajo cool- the beading is perfect for that!

    new blog in town:

    http://theneonpapaya.wordpress.com
    http://theneonpapaya.wordpress.com
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