This guy made an awesome rucksack, read his blog. I really like the use of spring hooks and metal loops. this has to be the closest i found to what i envision making.
Make a great back-to-school gift: Sew a handmade tote bag using fun fabrics and a bit of rope. Stitch a bunch of these small backpacks to complement a special outfit or to celebrate school colors.
These Crochet Backpacks are all FREE Patterns. You can make them in all sizes from kids to adults and they'll make great homemade gifts too.
convertible purse / backpack free sewing pattern By-Nap-Time-Creations
Homemade, cheap, tasty backpacking meals - just add hot water! And no mess!
my girly is going to preschool next month...better make her a backpack!! of course...we're gonna dress it up a bit:)
Homemade Sewing Pencil and Notebook Case. Easy sewing project for the beginner. Make great gifts for back to school time.
DIY wood burning backpacking stove overview. http://www.coltercousa.com/journal/2015/3/23/backpacking-stoves
@alice lois made a #DIY drawstring backpack. This would be the perfect thing to make for a child before they head off to camp this summer. /ES