Pack Your Bag Backpack sewing pattern (3 sizes with video)

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Pack Your Bag Backpack sewing pattern (3 sizes with video)

This is the Pack Your Bag Backpack sewing pattern from the designer Ellie & Mac.

This is a great scrap fabric buster project and is the perfect way to tote around all of your things. It’s easy to sew, even for beginners, and makes a great gift!

A 7″ zippered pocket is optional for the interior and/or backside of the medium and large bag. The instructions also include a bonus blog tutorial on how to add a pocket without a zipper to the interior of your backpack.

This cute backpack features a front pocket, adjustable back straps for kids and adults.

Three sizes included:
The Pack Your Bag Backpack sewing pattern is available in sizes small, medium, and large. Ideal for kids to adults, great as a back to school sewing project.


  1. Three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large.
  2. Two strap lengths: Kids and Adults Length.
  3. Backpack fastens with Magnetic Closure or Snap.
  4. Front Kangaroo Pocket .
  5. 7″ Zipper Pocket Option for Interior and/or Backside of the Medium and Large Bag .
  6. Bonus: Learn How to Add a Pocket Without a Zipper (Blog Tutorial).
  7. No trim pattern pages for quick and easy assembly.
  8. Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience.
  9. Video tutorial included
Pack Your Bag Backpack sewing pattern (3 sizes with video)

Video tutorial:
The designer has created a 32-minute video tutorial showing you how to make her amazing Pack Your Bag Backpack that you can watch below.

This PDF sewing pattern comes in three sizes as follows:

Pack Your Bag Backpack sewing pattern

For the fabric, interfacing and hardware the designer recommends that you use the following:

  • Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics for the main pieces. And medium weight woven fabric for the lining pieces.
  • Mid Weight Fusible Interfacing for the main pieces and straps.
  • Optional Firm Fusible Interfacing for the bottom.
  • Magnet Closure or Snap Set (1).
  • 25-30mm D-rings (2) and 25-30mm Rectangle Slider (2) or 25-30mm D-rings (4). (If using Webbing for the straps, make sure that your hardware is the same size or larger than the Webbing. Strap pattern pieces are for 30mm hardware.) 

Check out our RESOURCES PAGE full of great recommendations and links for fabric stores and suppliers, interfacing and stabilizers, hardware resources, and zippers.

Pack Your Bag Backpack sewing pattern (3 sizes with video)

What’s included when you add this pdf pattern to your collection:

  • Pattern pieces for all parts.
  • Projector File with Layers.
  • A0 Print Shop Pattern Pieces Option.
  • Fabric Requirements Chart.
  • Size Chart.
  • Tips and Notes.
  • Glossary.
  • Table of contents.
  • Pattern Piece Diagram.
  • Printing Instructions.
  • Supply List.
  • Step-by-step instructions.  Each step has a color photo for visual aid.

If you would like to download the pdf pattern you can click on the blue button below.