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If your backpack's side pocket has started to come undone, and the elastic is separating from the fabric, this easy-to-use guide will help you put the pocket back together again.

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  1. Trim any excess thread and frayed edges from the fabric with your scissors.
    • Trim any excess thread and frayed edges from the fabric with your scissors.

  2. Stretch the elastic to match in length with the fabric.
    • Stretch the elastic to match in length with the fabric.

  3. Tuck the fabric edge back into the elastic.
    • Tuck the fabric edge back into the elastic.

  4. Pin the fabric and elastic together.
    • Pin the fabric and elastic together.

    • Working with needles and pins can be dangerous.

  5. Begin stitching the fabric and elastic together.
    • Begin stitching the fabric and elastic together.

    • Start about one centimeter before the tear begins.

  6. Continue stitching and remove pins when you sew past the part they're holding together.
    • Continue stitching and remove pins when you sew past the part they're holding together.

  7. Stitch until you have passed the end of the tear by about a centimeter.
    • Stitch until you have passed the end of the tear by about a centimeter.

  8. End the stitch by tying a small knot close to where the thread passes through the fabric.
    • End the stitch by tying a small knot close to where the thread passes through the fabric.

  9. Cut the thread just above the knot so there is little excess.
    • Cut the thread just above the knot so there is little excess.

  10. Clean your work space and put away the tools
    • Clean your work space and put away the tools

    • Congratulations, you're done!

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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