Alice Bucket Bag and Backpack sewing pattern (with video)

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Alice Bucket Bag and Backpack sewing pattern (with video)

With its cute and stylish design, Alice is perfect for everyday use. The pattern comes with two options: a cinch-up bucket bag for you to wear crossbody or carry with the shoulder strap, or a backpack version with straps and a top flap. Both bag options are super stylish and big enough to hold all your essentials.

Features of the Alice Bag:

  • Alice bucket bag & backpack features a 3D zipper pocket on the front with built-in card slot pockets, ideal to store smaller items like tissues, mints, or lipstick.
  • Drawstring closure and stopper with grommets/eyelets at the top edge allow you to open the bag/backpack easily, giving you full access to the interior. The main compartment is fully lined and can hold a small notebook, wallet, phone, and umbrella.
  • It features a large slip pocket, which can be divided into two or more compartments, so you can keep your belongings organized, and a connector with a swivel hook for your keys.
  • The backpack version also includes a flap with a magnetic snap closure and a handle on the back.
  • Both, the Alice bucket bag, and Alice backpack have adjustable shoulder straps and a firm bottom with an option to add bag feet or decorative piping.
Alice Bucket Bag and Backpack sewing pattern (with video)

Finished measurements:
Height / Width / Depth
25 cm / 21 cm / 14 cm (9 7/8” / 8 1/4” / 5 1/2”)

Skill level:

A video tutorial:
A full sewalong video is available for Alice which you can watch here:

You will need the following list of supplies:
Please note: You may need an additional amount of fabric with a directional print.
Height / Width
– 60 cm / 145 cm (24” / 57”) External fabric: upholstery canvas, waxed cotton, cork, vinyl
– 2.5 cm / 48 cm (1”/ 18 7/8”) Non-fraying fabric: vinyl, faux leather, cork etc.
– 50 cm / 145 cm (19 3/4” / 57”) Lining fabric: quilting cotton, waterproof canvas etc.
– 45 cm / 45 cm (17 3/4” / 17 3/4”) Stabilizer: By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Peltex, Bosal In-R-Form, Decovil heavy, etc.
– 20 cm /20 cm (8” / 8”) Decovil light
– 50 cm / 90 cm (19 3/4” / 35 1/2”) Fusible fleece (optional): Vilene H640, HeatNBond etc.
– 145 cm / 90 cm (57” / 35 1/2”) Woven interfacing: Pellon SF101, Wovenfuse, G700 etc.
– Ready-made piping (optional) x 1.8 m (2 yds.)
– Drawstring cord/rope (optional) x 90 cm (1 yd.)
– Stay tape (optional)
– Bag feet (optional) x 5
Magnetic snap x 1 (backpack version)
– 10 mm (3/8”) or 12 mm (1/2”) Eyelets/Grommets x 12 (the outer edge shouldn’t be wider than 2.5 cm (1”))
– 18 mm (3/4”) D-ring x 2
– 18 mm (3/4”) Swivel hook x 1 (backpack version), x 3 (bag version)
– 18 mm (3/4”) Strap adjuster x 2 (backpack version), x 1 (bag version)
– #5 Zipper 26 cm (10 1/4”) x 1 (Zippers must be measured between the zipper pull and the zipper stop. When using a continuous zipper cut it 28 cm (11”) long.)
– Rivets (optional)

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Alice Bucket Bag and Backpack sewing pattern (with video)

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