I’ve seen hikers carry simple day packs, so rather than go out and purchase one, I set down a path to make my own. I chose tent fabric because it’s created for outdoor use and is such a fun material to upcycle. There are zips and clips and lots of nice details. Plus I have some leftover from this curtain project .
You can retain some of the zippers in the tent to create extra pocket space without having to set in or purchase a new zipper. It’s always great when upcycling can give your projects shortcuts and character at the same time. I’ve not only been hiking with my new pack, but I’ve also been to the gym and often use it as an everyday bag. You could say that this project has made me one happy camper!