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Dakota Backpack

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A drawstring backpack with instructions for adults and kids. A central zipper pocket outside in a choice of sizes. Great grab and go every day bag.


The Dakota zippered drawstring backpack is ideal to carry every day to school, work, or the gym. Features large exterior vertical zippered pocket, easy drawstring closure, and three interior pockets to keep you well organized. Fully lined bag is great for both kids and adults. Your choice of a short or long zipper pocket on the outside.

Sizing info:
Bag Dimensions: 16″ Height X 13.5″ Width – Exterior zippered pocket is 14.5″ Height X 13.5″ Width – Interior zipper pocket 6″ X 6″
2 interior slip pockets 5.5″ X 5.5″ each.

The pattern:
Easy to sew PDF download includes:
– full size downloadable pattern to print
– 14 pages of CLEARLY written instructions
– Full color images of the bags in progression of construction

Materials recommended:
● 2/3 yard main fabric “Fat Quarter Friendly”
● 1 ¼ yard lining fabric
● 1 yard SF 101 Pellon fusible interfacing
● 7” or 10” zipper for bag exterior pocket (both zipper sizes included in instructions)
● 7” nylon zipper for interior lining pocket
● 4 yards purchased cording for adult size
or 3 1/3 yards for child size (or make your own-instructions included)

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern.

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