DIY lace backpack


The 5th and final DIY backpack in our DIY backpack series is the Lace Backpack! I love the simple femininity of this DIY and you can add lace trim like this to your: denim shorts, your shirt sleeves/collar or a purse, etc.! I know I usually do no-sew DIYs but in this one, I thought it was best to stitch the lace onto the front pocket to make sure it stays put during your hard studying days…you can use fabric glue, like I did on the lace trimmed jean shorts, if you’re a total non sewer but just a few simple stitches should hold this lace in place!

 Some other ideas with lace: Decorate with lace and crochet  for home ideas or Styling: lace tops for tips on wearing lace shirts.

Prep It:

  • backpack
  • lace trim – from the fabric store
  • needle
  • thread that matches the lace
  • scissors
  • seam ripper – optional to remove original backpack label


  1. use the seam ripper to remove the original label from the backpack – I used a black Jansport and I thought it looked way better without the original label…more chic!
  2. lay the lace across the front pocket and cut it to size – make sure it’s long enough to cover the whole front pocket when it’s stuffed full of stuff!
  3. use a needle and tread and sew the lace onto the front pocket. Do small stitches along the top and bottom of the trim and a few in the middle to hold it in place. Open the zipper of the front pocket for easy access when sewing.

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Isn’t is chic!? Hope you love it and happy school days and beyond!


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