How to Make a Backpack Bag
A "just the right size" backpack bag for the city dweller who needs a nifty bag
that will securely hold the essentials, but will leave your arms free so you can
more easily fend off the maddening crowds carrying your bags of shopping. This bag
is not the easiest ever bag to make, but then it's not very hard either. Just be
aware that there are a fair few steps.
NB: all seam allowances are 1cm (3/8”) unless otherwise stated. Pattern includes 1cm
seam allowance. Abbreviations are explained under "Tips".
1. Cut out your main body pieces. Cut out the main body pattern dimensions —
27.5cm wide x 30cm tall. Cut 2 pieces each of lining, oilcloth, and HSI.
2. Make up flap pattern and cut out flap pieces. Cut out these pieces as follows:
Flap pattern dimensions = 18cm wide x 17cm tall. The freehand curve starts and
stops 4cm up and 4cm along the bottom corner. From this pattern cut out one piece
each of lining fabric, oilcloth, and HSI.