Instant PDF download knapsack, back pack, ruck sack sewing pattern with easy to follow sewing tutorial. Just follow the simple instructions as if you were in a detailed online class and you will have a practical everyday bag - produced at your leisure from the comfort of your own home. You can make this bag making project as easy or as difficult as you want it to be.
Omit the front zip pocket and use sew on press studs for the fastening instead of a belt buckle and you have a super quick back pack which can be made to look all the more unusual by mixing fabrics; matching and contrasting colours. As such, it's a great little Scrap Buster Pattern.
If you want to really challenge yourself, make up a section of the bag in suede contrasted with a vintage remnant of tweed and make the straps detachable in leather - the possibilities are endless.
We feel it's one of those patterns which can be used again and again. Not just for yourself, but also for friends and family: when you want to make a loved one's gift idea highly personalised and unique.
Sewing Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate (you decide how difficult you want your make to be).
On downloading this pattern you will receive x3 files
a) Pattern Pieces b) Tiled Grid - to help you assemble your pattern pieces c) Instructions - for making up your bag
These files are best opened up in Adobe Acrobat Reader (it's free via Google). Print out in either A4 or US Letter.
Recommended Fabrics: Medium weight denim, canvas or drill cotton. For lining - light weight cotton.
For instructions on how to assemble tiles to create pattern pieces, head over to The VJ Seamsters sewing group on Face Book. There, you will also be able to exchange 'make up' tips and tricks with other VJ Seamsters.
- a) Pattern Pieces
- b) Tiled Grid - to help you assemble your pattern pieces
- c) Instructions - for making up your bag
Materials you need at home:
- Top Stitching Thread
- x4 D Rings (Size Optional)
- Belt Buckle (Size Optional)
- 18 cm (7" Jeans Zip)
- Leather (Optional for Tabs and Buckle Straps)
- Eyelets (Optional)
- Webbing (Size Optional) 178 cm (89 cm x 2)
- Fabric (shell) 40 cm (Width - 152 cm/60")
- Lining 55 cm (Width - 152 cm/60")
At VJ Seamsters we make vintage inspired patterns for the curvy 'apple shaped' woman.
As well as flattering the curvy form, we create patterns which we consider 'contemporary classics': styles that don't date quickly and can be easily customised and adapted to your shape.
When choosing a style, check its sizing spec before you buy, so that you can gauge how much ease the style allows. Remember, some styles are more shaped and fitted than others so the amount of ease often differs from pattern to pattern.