Choose the right materials for backpack arts and crafts
To get great results, use the best materials. Start with a good-quality backpack and only use decorative parts that will hold up to daily use. Adhesives also must be very high quality if your designs are going to last. Here are a few suggestions.
If you are gluing something directly to the fabric of the backpack, you’ll appreciate Loctite Vinyl, Fabric & Plastic Flexible Adhesive. It is designed to repair or bond to fabrics, vinyl, and other materials on your backpack. It’s also waterproof and will hold up to the elements when necessary. Best of all, it dries clear and remains flexible, so it will stand up to heavy use.
For a super strong bond to almost any material, try Loctite Extreme Glue. This special formulation will bond to almost anything including plastics, leather, and fabric. It is designed for bonds that need to remain flexible, making it a solid choice for a school bag or other backpack.