A bag should never be weightier than its contents. Taking this idea to heart, German label VANOOK crafts its backpacks in a coated cotton fabric that was originally designed for tents, making them especially lightweight and water resistant.
Sewing is an interesting hobby and a useful and rewarding skill. A few hours spent on sewing can produce a useful and creative item to give as a gift or for the home decor. Learning to sew takes much time and patience.