Pineapple Backpack

Pineapple Backpack

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.


A sweet and juicy pineapple backpack is the perfect way to celebrate summer with your little ones! Fun fabric give the bag the look of the tasty fruit, while a drawstring top holds all the warm weather essentials.
 

Project Needs & Notes:


- 1/2 yard print yellow quilter's cotton
- 1/2 yard print lightweight canvas
- 1/2 yard green lightweight canvas
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen for marking
- 4 1/2 yards 1/4" thick cord
- 2 cord stops
- Safety pin
- Double-fold extra-wide bias tape

Designs used in this tutorial include: G3660, Damask Hibiscus.

Finished Size: 12 1/2" x 15 1/2"

 

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Cut the yellow quilter's cotton to 15" x 15" high.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Center
the template with the top edge of the design about 6" from the top edge of the fabric.

Using an air-erase pen, mark the center point and the horizontal and vertical axis lines.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Remove the template.

Hoop the fabric and a piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer together, aligning the marks on the hoop with the marks on the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the tape.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
When the design has finished, trim away the excess stabilizer on the backside of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Lay the embroidered front piece on top of the remaining yellow quilter's cotton fabric, pin in place, and cut around the shape of the front piece.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
To prepare the strap loops, cut two pieces of bias tape to 3 1/4" long.

Sew a seam along the open edge of the tape on each piece.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Measure and mark 2 1/2" up along each side edge of the fabric starting at the bottom corners.

Form the tape into loops and insert them in between the layers of fabric allowing 1/4" of the raw ends of the loops to extend out past the edges of the fabric.

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges -- leave the top edge open for turning .

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Square off the bottom of the outer shell by aligning the side seams with the bottom seam.

Draw a 4" line along each corner perpendicular to the side seams -- mark the fabric just under the strap loops.

Pin in place and sew a seam across the lines you just drew. Be careful to not sew over the loop.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Trim the corners leaving 1/2" excess. Turn the fabric right side out.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
To prepare the top trim, first cut a piece of green lightweight canvas to 15" x 6 1/2".

Measure and mark 1/2" in from each corner along the top edge.

Measure and mark 1" in from the marks you just made.

Then, mark every 2" along the top edge in-between the marks you just made.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Next, measure and mark 2" up along the each side edge starting at each bottom corner.

Draw a line across the fabric between the two marks.

Measure and mark 1/2" in along each side along the line you just drew.

Then, measure and mark every 2" along the line in between the marks you just made.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Draw lines connecting the marks as shown:

Connect all the bottom marks to the top marks starting one mark in along the top edge (no lines connect to the outer marks on the top edge).

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Place the marked fabric piece on top of the remaining green lightweight canvas, pin in place, and cut around the shape of the marked piece.

Sew along the lines of the triangle shapes only -- do not sew along the bottom line.

Trim the fabric around the triangle shapes leaving 1/4" excess. Turn the fabric right side out and press the seams with an iron.

Then, repeat this process for a total of two top trim pieces.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Fold over the ends of one of the trim pieces 1/2" to the wrong side and press.

Insert 1/2" of the raw ends of the second trim piece in-between the folds on the ends of the first trim piece.

Pin in place and sew a seam along the folded edge leaving one inch open in the center -- this creates the openings for the drawstrings.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Turn the trim wrong side out and align the raw edges with the top edge of the outer shell.

Pin in place and sew a 1/4" seam around the entire top edge of the outer shell.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
To prepare the inner lining, cut two pieces of print lightweight canvas to 15" x 15".

Sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges only.

Then, square off the corners just as you did for the outer shell.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Insert the outer shell into the inner lining, right sides together, with the seams and top edges aligned.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
To prepare the top loop hanger, cut a piece of bias tape to 9" long.

Sew a seam along the open side of the tape, form the tape into a loop, and insert it between the layers of fabric at the back of the backpack along the top edge of the fabric.

Allow 1/4" of the loop to extend out past the outer edge of the fabric.

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along the top edge of the fabric leaving about 5" open along the back for turning (along either side of the top loop).

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Turn the fabric right side out and insert the inner lining inside the outer shell.

Turn the fabric of the opening in to the wrong side 1/2" and press.

Top-stitch a 1/4" seam along the folded edge of the outer shell along the outside of the backpack.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Cut two lengths of cord to 80" long.

Add a safety pin to the end of one of the cords and work it through the drawstring openings
-- once around the entire top edge of the backpack and then once again through the front.

Repeat this for the remaining cord -- once through the entire top edge and then once again through the back of the backpack.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Insert the ends of the cords through the loops at the bottom of the backpack.

Add a cord stop to the end of one of the cords, and then tie the ends of the cords into a knot.

Do this on both sides.

The cord stop can be used to adjust the length of the shoulder straps.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
This pineapple backpack is a fabulous way for your little one to carry their summer essentials. Use it for a trip to the park or a day at the beach!

Pineapple Backpack



This project is featured on the Embroidery Library Pinterest page.

Pin it yourself using the "Pin It" button on this page.



Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

Pineapple Backpack

Pineapple Backpack

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.


A sweet and juicy pineapple backpack is the perfect way to celebrate summer with your little ones! Fun fabric give the bag the look of the tasty fruit, while a drawstring top holds all the warm weather essentials.
 

Project Needs & Notes:


- 1/2 yard print yellow quilter's cotton
- 1/2 yard print lightweight canvas
- 1/2 yard green lightweight canvas
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen for marking
- 4 1/2 yards 1/4" thick cord
- 2 cord stops
- Safety pin
- Double-fold extra-wide bias tape

Designs used in this tutorial include: G3660, Damask Hibiscus.

Finished Size: 12 1/2" x 15 1/2"

 

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Cut the yellow quilter's cotton to 15" x 15" high.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Center
the template with the top edge of the design about 6" from the top edge of the fabric.

Using an air-erase pen, mark the center point and the horizontal and vertical axis lines.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Remove the template.

Hoop the fabric and a piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer together, aligning the marks on the hoop with the marks on the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the tape.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
When the design has finished, trim away the excess stabilizer on the backside of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Lay the embroidered front piece on top of the remaining yellow quilter's cotton fabric, pin in place, and cut around the shape of the front piece.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
To prepare the strap loops, cut two pieces of bias tape to 3 1/4" long.

Sew a seam along the open edge of the tape on each piece.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Measure and mark 2 1/2" up along each side edge of the fabric starting at the bottom corners.

Form the tape into loops and insert them in between the layers of fabric allowing 1/4" of the raw ends of the loops to extend out past the edges of the fabric.

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges -- leave the top edge open for turning .

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Square off the bottom of the outer shell by aligning the side seams with the bottom seam.

Draw a 4" line along each corner perpendicular to the side seams -- mark the fabric just under the strap loops.

Pin in place and sew a seam across the lines you just drew. Be careful to not sew over the loop.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Trim the corners leaving 1/2" excess. Turn the fabric right side out.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
To prepare the top trim, first cut a piece of green lightweight canvas to 15" x 6 1/2".

Measure and mark 1/2" in from each corner along the top edge.

Measure and mark 1" in from the marks you just made.

Then, mark every 2" along the top edge in-between the marks you just made.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Next, measure and mark 2" up along the each side edge starting at each bottom corner.

Draw a line across the fabric between the two marks.

Measure and mark 1/2" in along each side along the line you just drew.

Then, measure and mark every 2" along the line in between the marks you just made.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Draw lines connecting the marks as shown:

Connect all the bottom marks to the top marks starting one mark in along the top edge (no lines connect to the outer marks on the top edge).

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Place the marked fabric piece on top of the remaining green lightweight canvas, pin in place, and cut around the shape of the marked piece.

Sew along the lines of the triangle shapes only -- do not sew along the bottom line.

Trim the fabric around the triangle shapes leaving 1/4" excess. Turn the fabric right side out and press the seams with an iron.

Then, repeat this process for a total of two top trim pieces.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Fold over the ends of one of the trim pieces 1/2" to the wrong side and press.

Insert 1/2" of the raw ends of the second trim piece in-between the folds on the ends of the first trim piece.

Pin in place and sew a seam along the folded edge leaving one inch open in the center -- this creates the openings for the drawstrings.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Turn the trim wrong side out and align the raw edges with the top edge of the outer shell.

Pin in place and sew a 1/4" seam around the entire top edge of the outer shell.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
To prepare the inner lining, cut two pieces of print lightweight canvas to 15" x 15".

Sew a 1/2" seam along the side and bottom edges only.

Then, square off the corners just as you did for the outer shell.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Insert the outer shell into the inner lining, right sides together, with the seams and top edges aligned.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
To prepare the top loop hanger, cut a piece of bias tape to 9" long.

Sew a seam along the open side of the tape, form the tape into a loop, and insert it between the layers of fabric at the back of the backpack along the top edge of the fabric.

Allow 1/4" of the loop to extend out past the outer edge of the fabric.

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along the top edge of the fabric leaving about 5" open along the back for turning (along either side of the top loop).

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Turn the fabric right side out and insert the inner lining inside the outer shell.

Turn the fabric of the opening in to the wrong side 1/2" and press.

Top-stitch a 1/4" seam along the folded edge of the outer shell along the outside of the backpack.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Cut two lengths of cord to 80" long.

Add a safety pin to the end of one of the cords and work it through the drawstring openings
-- once around the entire top edge of the backpack and then once again through the front.

Repeat this for the remaining cord -- once through the entire top edge and then once again through the back of the backpack.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
Insert the ends of the cords through the loops at the bottom of the backpack.

Add a cord stop to the end of one of the cords, and then tie the ends of the cords into a knot.

Do this on both sides.

The cord stop can be used to adjust the length of the shoulder straps.

Free project instructions to create a pineapple backpack.
This pineapple backpack is a fabulous way for your little one to carry their summer essentials. Use it for a trip to the park or a day at the beach!

Pineapple Backpack

This project is featured on the Embroidery Library Pinterest page.

Pin it yourself using the "Pin It" button on this page.



Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

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