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How to Make Your Backpack Look Cool

Make your backpack look cool by accessorizing it to show your personal style.


  • Step 1: Add accessories to zippers Add a keychain, whistle, bell, or small toy to one of your zippers.
  • Step 2: Sew on patches Sew patches onto your backpack. Choose patches that display funny sayings, a popular band, or a silly cartoon.
  • TIP: Make a pocket out of a patch by not sewing the top closed.
  • Step 3: Add buttons Add a few of your favorite buttons or badges to the backpack.
  • Step 4: Glue on accessories Glue on decorative beads or jewels.
  • Step 5: Add lights Brighten your backpack by cutting holes and sewing in LED lights or reflective strips.
  • Step 6: Personalize it Personalize it with fabric markers and paints. Draw and paint stuff that showcases your personal style.
  • Step 7: Embroider Embroider your name or favorite sports team onto the back of your pack.
  • FACT: Three out of 10 students carry backpacks that weigh up to a third of their body weight at least once a week.

You Will Need

  • Keychain
  • whistle
  • bell
  • or small toy
  • Needle and thread
  • Patches
  • Buttons and badges
  • Hot glue gun
  • Beads and jewels
  • Scissors
  • LED lights or reflective strips
  • Fabric marker and paints
  • Embroidery

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