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How to: upcycle your backpack with cross stitch embroidery

To re-use and upcycle your old school bag doesn’t need to be either fussy nor time consuming - in this post we’ll share our best tips on how to give your backpack a personal touch with simple means. 

First and foremost, you need to find that old school bag of yours (or buy a real catch at a second hand store, perhaps?)

Order one of our DIY kits here. In the kit you get everything you need - except for the bag of course! Needle, floss, soluble canvas and pattern. 

When you finally got you kit, this is where the fun begins! 

1. Attach the canvas on the area of your backpack that you want to spice up - the pattern fits exceptionally well to embroider around a logo for example. The pattern size is 3,5 x 3,5 inches (9 x 9 cm) with an inner size of 2.7 x 2.7 inches (7 x 7 cm)
2. Follow the instructions handed in the kit. If you’re a beginner or unsure how to do cross stitch you can read the short but super helpful guide here.
3. When you’re done with the cross stitching you simply drown the embroidered area in water and the soluble canvas will magically disappear. A more detailed description and a video tutorial on how to use soluble canvas can be found here.
4. Your very own, customized backpack is now finished - wear it with pride!  

Check out the DIY kits here.

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