How to Fix a Broken Backpack Strap

Backpacks go through a lot of punishment and often get damaged, so knowing to fix a broken backpack strap can save you time and money.

It will also keep another backpack out of landfill, thus have a positive impact on the environment.

Intersport Elverys is committed to a Sustainable future and this blog is the second part of a series where we will show you how to reuse and repair your products.

Why not check out how to fix a broken zipper HERE.

If not, keep reading to learn how to reattach a broken strap with a simple-to-learn backstitching sewing technique.

How to fix a broken backpack strap: Tools needed

  • Hand sewing needle
  • A scissors
  • Approx 3-4 foot of upholstery nylon thread
  • 2×5” of nylon cother
  • A broken backpack!

A step by step guide

Step 1

  • Thread the needle with the 0.7 yards of upholstery nylon thread.

Step 2

  • Align the two ends of the thread, and tie a knot
  • Trim the extra thread off

Step 3

  • Trim the frayed edges and thread off of the backpack and shoulder strap

Step 4

  • Align the 2×5 nylon cloth with the torn off backpack strap

Make sure that the nylon cloth is a