Buckthorn Backpack and Tote


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Sale price$10.00
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In stock (3 units), ready for purchase

Description

New Pattern from one of our favorite bag pattern makers!

You’ll love this zippered top backpack and tote for everyday use. They both have a front pocket for easy access to smaller items and a flat base. A divided interior pocket keeps everything inside organized. The backpack has adjustable straps and fits tablets, small laptops, and/or notebooks! Buckthorn Tote is perfect for projects on the go.

Special features:

Backpack 

  • front exterior pocket, large interior pocket
  • zip top closure to keep your important belonging secure
  • adjustable straps

Tote

  • front exterior pocket, large interior pocket
  • zip top closure
  • grab and go handles
  • perfect for projects, anything from knitting to embroidery to paper piecing and more!
Skill Level: Intermediate 

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 


Backpack Approx. Finished Dimensions: 13”/33 cm wide by 5 ½”/14 cm deep (measured at oval base), 14”/35.6 cm tall

Tote Approx. Finished Dimensions: 10 ½”/26.7 cm wide by 6 ½”/16.5 cm deep (measured at oval base), 11 ½”/29.2 cm tall


Materials needed:

Requirements based on 44”/1.1 m-wide fabric.

*****Tote requirements in brackets [ ]*****

  • ¾ yard/.7 m [2/3 yard/ .6 m] Exterior Fabric
  • 1 yard/.91 m [1 yard/.91 m] Lining Fabric
  • 1 ½ yards/1.3 m [1 1/3 yards/1.21 m] Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101-20”/51 cm-wide)
  • ½ yard/.45 m [½ yard/.45 m] Fusible Fleece Interfacing or foam (Pellon 987-F - 44”/1.1 m -wide or byAnnie’s Soft & Stable 58”/1.5 m -wide)
  • (1) 16”/40.6 cm [14”/35.6 cm] handbag zipper for top closure (must be 1 ¼”/3.18 cm wide)
  • FOR BACKPACK: 4 yards/3.7 m of 1 ½”/3.8 cm wide cotton webbing FOR TOTE: [2 yards/1.9 m of 1”/2.5 cm wide cotton webbing] OR substitute ¾ yard/.7 m [¼ yard/ .25 m] accent fabric (quilting cotton weight) and additional 1 ½ yards/1.3 m [1/3 yards/.3 m] of fusible woven interfacing for making your own straps/handles (instructions included)
  • For Backpack only: (2) 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide Triangle Rings (can substitute two 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide d-rings), (2) 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide Swivel Snaps, and (2) 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide Strap Sliders

Recommended Fabrics: Canvas or waxed canvas* (7-10 oz.) for exterior fabric, quilting cotton for lining**.

* if using waxed canvas (7-10 oz.) for exterior, OMIT fusible fleece/foam and do not interface the exterior fabric pieces. The heavier the waxed canvas, the more difficult it makes this particular project to sew.

**if using canvas (8-10 oz.) for lining, reduce fusible woven interfacing requirement to ½ yard/.45 m total for backpack (Strap Reinforcement Strip & Front Pocket pieces), OMIT for tote.


Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, gridded ruler, rotary cutter, size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, pinking shears

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