Still need a backpack for back to school but you want to make one instead of buying one???? A great way to save money is to make this great Recycled Jean Backpack. A great way to recycle and have a strong backpack for the kids to use for school. Get creative with embellishing it so that they have their own style on the bag. You can add iron on patches, pins, or whatever they would like to the bag to make it their own.