Introduction

If your backpack's side pocket has started to come undone, and the elastic is separating from the fabric, this easy-to-use guide will help you put the pocket back together again.

Parts

No parts required.

Trim any excess thread and frayed edges from the fabric with your scissors.
  • Trim any excess thread and frayed edges from the fabric with your scissors.

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Stretch the elastic to match in length with the fabric.
  • Stretch the elastic to match in length with the fabric.

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Tuck the fabric edge back into the elastic.
  • Tuck the fabric edge back into the elastic.

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Pin the fabric and elastic together.
  • Pin the fabric and elastic together.

  • Working with needles and pins can be dangerous.

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Begin stitching the fabric and elastic together.
  • Begin stitching the fabric and elastic together.

    • Start about one centimeter before the tear begins.

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Continue stitching and remove pins when you sew past the part they're holding together.
  • Continue stitching and remove pins when you sew past the part they're holding together.

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Stitch until you have passed the end of the tear by about a centimeter.
  • Stitch until you have passed the end of the tear by about a centimeter.

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End the stitch by tying a small knot close to where the thread passes through the fabric.
  • End the stitch by tying a small knot close to where the thread passes through the fabric.

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Cut the thread just above the knot so there is little excess.
  • Cut the thread just above the knot so there is little excess.

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Clean your work space and put away the tools
  • Clean your work space and put away the tools

  • Congratulations, you're done!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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