This versatile bag can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag, or tote and is suitable as a second project for new sewers. Fully lined interior includes zippered pocket and divided patch pocket for pencils, cell phone, or other small items.
This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36" wide sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our Downloadable Patterns FAQs for full details.
Medium- to lightweight fabrics such as upholstery fabric, cotton home decorating fabric, quilting cottons, linen, or wool.
What You'll Need
3/4 yard medium-weight fabric (standard 44" wide) for the exterior (body) of the bag. (Allow extra fabric for matching or centering a pattern.)
1/2 yard of medium-weight fabric (standard 44" wide) for the straps and inside patch pocket. (Straps are cut on the cross grain; for directional fabrics, buy 1 yard and cut the straps on the long grain.)
3/4 yard light- to medium-weight fabric (standard 44" wide)
1/2 yard cotton canvas (standard 60" wide)
1 1/2 yards heavy sew-in interfacing (or 1/2 yard if using heavy-weight fabric for the exterior)
Coordinating thread (one color to match each of your fabrics)
Two 1 1/4" - 1 3/4" o-rings
One magnetic snap
Four small rivets
One 7" zipper
One 1" - 1 1/2" button
Small scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing (approximately 2" x 9")
Note: A walking foot is strongly recommended, due to the number of fabric layers.
The body of the bag measures 13.5" tall (without the straps), 12" wide, and 2" deep.