Kandou Mini Backpack sewing pattern (with video)

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Kandou Mini Backpack sewing pattern (with video)

This is a simple sewing pattern for a practical and stylish mini-sized backpack. The unisex design is great for customizing to create your own version, and instructions are given for adapting the backpack to fit a child (aged 6+). This makes it a great make for “mommy and me” addicts – why not make a matching set for all the family?!

The finished product is beautiful quality – fully lined with one internal pocket and bound seams – made using professional bagmaking techniques. Really practical and right on-trend, this cute little backpack has lots of great features that make it the perfect gift for family and friends of all ages.

The special features of the Kandou Mini Backpack are:-

  • Classic shape with a roomy interior – large enough to carry all essentials,
  • Great for day trips, shopping, or commuting to the office,
  • Practical secure pocket to the front with snap fastening closure,
  • Concealed zipper pocket at back with easy access: perfect for securing valuables,
  • Inner slip pocket for keeping things tidy inside,
  • Adjustable straps with a padded section for added comfort,
  • Optional leather or webbing carry handle,
  • Adult and Child sizes – and a great unisex style!
Kandou Mini Backpack sewing pattern (with video)

Sizing info:
When you finish making your own Kandou Mini Backpack it will measure approximately 9¾” wide by 10¾” high by 4¾” deep (child size 4¼” deep). The adjustable strap length is 26″ to 33″ for an adult and 18″ to 24″ for a child.

Skill level: 
Lower Intermediate – Experience in basic bag making and sewing multiple layers of fabric is useful.

Video tutorial available:
There’s a video tutorial from Jess of OklaRoots showing you how to make the awesome Kandou Mini Backpack, which you can view below:-

What is needed to make a Kandou Mini Backpack:-

  • ¾ of a yard of main fabric (42″ wide),
  • 2-yards of interfacing (20″ wide),
  • ¾ of a yard of low loft Fusible Fleece (22″ wide),
  • 1-yard of lining fabric (42″ wide),
  • * 2½ yards of Bias Binding tape (¾” wide). Instructions are given for making your own,
  • Two zippers (metal or nylon) – one 18″ head-to-head zipper*, and one 7″ regular zipper* (or 27″ zipper tape plus 3 zipper pulls),
  • 2-yards (adult size), 1½ yards (child size) of webbing tape (1″ wide),
  • Hardware – Two 1″ metal sliders, two 1″ rectangle rings, one magnetic ¾” snap fastener,
  • Leather Carry Handle (optional): 2/2.5mm (1/8″) leather strap 1″ by 9″, plus four rivets (6-8mm). You will also need the required setting tools,
  • Basic sewing supplies,
  • A sewing machine.
Kandou Mini Backpack sewing pattern (with video)

This is a fully illustrated Sewing Tutorial with Full-Scale Pattern Templates. You will receive twenty-eight pages of clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and color photos to make this bag, and a set of full-scale computer-drawn templates. Simply print, cut out and assemble the templates, then use them to make the size of your choice!

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