Back Pack Pattern, Backpack Pattern, Simple Backpack, The Basic Back Pack

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Pattern Description:

If you are looking for a great beginning sewing pattern, this may be exactly what you need. It's a simple back pack with casings, interior pocket, and lots of room for error.

When I teach a beginning sewing class, this is the last of the three projects (after a pillow case and a tote bag). Because you are using a 1/2" seam, you've got some wiggle room and will be OK if things don't quite line up! Plus, you'll be putting in two grommets/eyelets, which is a great thing to learn.

If you don't want the back pack, you can make a drawstring bag by leaving the tabs off and by using only 2 yards of cord. In either case, check out the colorful clothesline that the big box hardware stores sell - perfect for this back pack!

Can be easily modified like the black and yellow "Cheer" backpack shown (please note that this pattern is the basic design - there are no directions for adding the contrasting band).

Sizing / Finished Measurements: 15" x 12"

Skills Needed:
Sew a consistent 1/2" seam
Sew a straight line
Cut in a straight line using a rotary cutter/ruler


drawstring or clotheline

Average review
May 17, 2018 by maryeuler100
Easy to follow directions! Great pattern!
Jan 27, 2018 by soulsistacrafts
Oct 3, 2017 by beneli123
Jun 13, 2016 by Cherie Cowder

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