A backpack which converts to a tote is always a great idea and it offers a practical solution for every day. The Pennine Way (named after a walking trail in the dividing range of mountains in Northern England) has pockets too and a nice secure zipper top with a bound finish which will take you from country to town in a heartbeat.
I wanted to make the adjustable backpack strap as unfussy as possible and I have found a way! All that is needed is a length of webbing and some clever hardware placement.
Confident beginner with some knowledge assumed.
16 ½” tall x 17” wide x 6” deep
Quilting weight cotton, denim, canvas, furnishing fabrics, linen, needle cord
This is a cut and measure pattern so there are no templates to print off. This makes things a lot easier and all you will need is a rotary cutter, ruler and mat.
½ yd. canvas for the main outer
12” oilcloth for the outer trim
¾ yd. lining fabric. Pure cotton is always best
1 yd. Style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline)
Fat Eighth S320 fusible interfacing (Vlieseline)
19 ½” silver zipper. This is better if it is heavy duty because it is for the top zipper.
5” silver zipper for the front outer pocket
7” plastic zipper for an internal zipper box pocket
2 ¼ yds. x 1” wide cotton webbing for the main strap
1 ½ yds. x 1” wide cotton webbing for the top handles and the D ring tabs
Scrap of leather or vegan leather for the handle trim. You need less than a Fat Eighth but this is a handy size to buy.
3x 1” silver D rings
3x 1” silver swivel clips
2x 1” silver strap adjusters
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.