Arizona Roll Top Backpack sewing pattern

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Arizona Roll Top Backpack sewing pattern

Backpacks are an important part of our bag ‘wardrobe’ and the hot-right-now favorite is the roll-top model. You cannot go anywhere online without bumping into one.

The designer loves this straightforward-to-make, roomy bag because it is at home on the city streets or the trail for a day out. It has handy pockets inside to keep your things organized and plenty of space left over for other daily essentials.

Arizona is sure to become a perennial favorite. Just the thing for a more stylish morning commute.

Arizona Roll Top Backpack sewing pattern

Sizing info:
12″ wide by 15″ tall by 4″ deep.

Skill level:
Confident beginner to intermediate with some knowledge assumed. Don’t forget that there are additional tutorials on the designer’s blog which focus on the bits which can trip up some newbies – zipper box pockets and things like that. Just look out for the links in the instructions if you need them.

Suggested Fabrics:
Quilting weight cotton, denim, canvas, furnishing fabrics, linen, needlecord, waxed cotton, oilcloth

Materials needed:
– 1 yard of canvas or similar weight fabric for the outer,
– 1 1/8 yard of pure cotton for the lining,
– 1 yard of Style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline),
– One fat eighth of S320 fusible interfacing (Vlieseline),
– 104″ by 1 ½” wide webbing for the straps, top handle, and front closure,
– One 6″ (#5) metal zipper for the front pocket,
– One 6″ (#3) nylon zipper for the internal pocket,
– Two 1 ½” rectangle rings,
– Two 1 ½” D rings,
– Two 1 ½” sliders for the adjustable straps,
– 7″ wide by 9″ long piece of leather or vegan leather,
– Fray stopper (optional),
Basic sewing supplies and a sewing machine.

Arizona Roll Top Backpack sewing pattern

The pattern:
This is a measure and cut pattern which means that you don’t have any templates to print off and match up. You need a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat and you can cut the pattern pieces straight from the fabric. This is easier than it sounds because the pieces are all simple squares and rectangles.

There are eighteen pages in this detailed pattern and twenty-three color photos to help you to achieve just the right look. New for this pattern are printable labels to keep track of your pattern pieces as you cut them. Simply print them off, cut them out and pin them to the relevant pieces as you cut them from the measurements provided.

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