Photographed by Ricky Michiels.


31 Days of DIY Denim: Day 25, Denim Backpack

Check out today’s project

by blake vulgamott

NYLON staffers created unique, DIY projects using denim in honor of our annual Denim Issue. Check back here every day of August to see a new project.

What you’ll need:


Ruler or tape measure



Push pins




Step 1: Find a wash of denim that you like.

Step 2: Measure the pocket you will be replacing.

Step 3: Map out the measurements from step two on the denim you chose.

Step 4: Cut the outline with scissors.

Step 5: Align the fabric on top of the pocket and use push pins along the perimeter to hold it in place.

Step 6: Use a needle and thread to adhere the fabric over the pocket. You’re finished!