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seaj
« on: May 16, 2007 05:01:26 PM »

What fabrics would you reccomend for making Backpacks? I want to make a new backpack for next year because I'm tired of having the same black JanSport as everyone else at school.
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brubendall
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007 05:26:31 PM »

I would go for a cotton duck or outdoor canvas material.  Most of those are going to be a solid color, so kinda plain, but you can dress it up additional fabric accents wherever you want, in whatever fabric you want.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007 05:55:05 PM »

Those two fabrics make sense since they are both strong and thick. As for patterned fabric, I guess I'll have to do it myself or with fabric paint or something. I do have a friend who works at a screen printing company.....
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007 10:12:53 AM »

If you want a heavier fabric, look at awning fabric or waterproof fabric like for outdoor cushions.  It's harder to work with than lighter weight fabric, but if the backpack will need to endure rough treatment or might get dirty, it's good to have a heavy and waterproof fabric that you can just wipe grime off of.
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