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The Sutherland Backpack (with videos)

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This is a full-size backpack PDF sewing pattern perfect for students, moms, work, and travel. It can be made in a combination of vinyl/cork and cotton or all in cotton, which makes the Sutherland domestic machine friendly.

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Description

The Sutherland Backpack is a full-size backpack sewing pattern perfect for students, moms, work, and travel. It can be made in a combination of vinyl/cork and cotton or all in cotton, which makes the Sutherland domestic machine friendly.

 Features:

  • Full-size Backpack,
  • Two Main Zipper Compartments,
  • Padded/Contoured Shoulder Strap option,
  • Grab-n-go handle,
  • One Back Exterior Zipper Pocket,
  • One Lining Zipper Pocket,
  • Two Interior Slip Pockets.

Skill level:
Experienced (if you’ve sewn a bowler bag with binding then you can sew a Sutherland).

Sizing info:
17″ (43 cm) high by 14″ (36 cm) wide by 5.5″ (14 cm) deep.

Video tutorials:
There’s a YouTube video tutorial from the designer:

And a YouTube video tutorial from Bean’s Bags & Handicrafts Co.

Hardware and supplies:

  • 4-6 Rivets (or Chicago Screws),
    • 6-7mm for thinner fabrics or,
    • 8-9mm for thicker fabrics,
  • 2.25 yards (230 cm) #5 or #3 Zipper Tape + 6 Zipper Pulls
    (or 4 Zipper Pulls if you are not doing double pulls on the two main compartments),
  • Two 1” (25 mm) O-Rings, D-Rings or Rectangle Rings,
  • Two 1” (25 mm) Tri-Glides/Strap Sliders,
  • Rotary cutter or scissors,
  • Double-sided tape,
  • Removable marking pen,
  • Grid Ruler,
  • Cutting Mat,
  • Rivet setter tool or rivet press.

Fabric requirements:

  • 1 yard (100 cm) Approx of exterior fabric,
  • 2 yards (200 cm) Approx of lining fabric.

Interfacing:

  • 2 1/2 yards (250 cm) Approx. Lightweight woven fusible interfacing (Pellon ShapeFlex SF101 or Sew Fuse).

* Woven interfacing not required when using vinyl/cork/waterproof canvas

Bias binding:

  • 5 yards (500 cm) Bias Binding if making your own. Cotton 2” W (5cm) or Waterproof Canvas: 1” W (2.5CM),
  • 5 Yards (500 cm) Approx. x 1/2” W (13 MM) Double Fold Bias Binding if not making your own.

Stabilizer:

  • 1/2 yard (50 cm) Approx. Pellon Flex Foam Stabilizer FF78F1 or Decovil Light or two layers of Sew Fuse Plus,
  • 1/4 yard (25 cm) Decovil Heavy 526.

Additional fabric/stabilizer requirements for padded strap option:

  • 1/2 yard (50 cm) Approx exterior fabric,
  • 1/2 yard (50 cm) Approx lining fabric,
  • 2.25 yards (210 cm) bias binding,
  • 1/2 yard (50cm) approx. Pellon Flex Foam Stabilizer FF78F1 or FF79F2.

The pattern:
Includes step-by-step written instructions with photographs with a video sewing tutorial via YouTube channel.

Download:
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.

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