I love a great backpack but they can be awkward. What was needed to fill the gap and still work to carry hards-free was a sling – somewhere halfway between a crossbody bag and a backpack. It is secure, accessible and easy to carry. It has to have lots of pockets too to carry your essentials but it mustn’t be too big. Or too small. Quite a big ask but I think that we have achieved it!
The Windermere features a lapped front zipper pocket and inside a zipper box pocket and two lined slip pockets. It has a sturdy strap and is comfortable enough to carry all day.
Confident beginner with some knowledge assumed.
11 ½” tall x 7 ½” wide x 3” deep
quilting weight cotton, denim, canvas, furnishing fabrics, linen, needle cord, waxed cotton, oilcloth
½ yd. canvas or similar fabric for the outer. I am using waxed cotton in this example.
1 yd. cotton fabric for the lining (this includes the bias binding needs. You can also opt for purchased bias tape and then you only need ¾ yd. of lining fabric).
1 yd. style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline)
Fat eighth S320 fusible interfacing (Vlieseline)
1x 17” heavy duty zipper for the main top zip.
1x 6” zipper for the concealed zip in the front.
1x 5” plastic zipper to coordinate with the lining 3
1 ¼ yd. of 1 ½” wide webbing for the adjustable strap
1x 1 ½” rectangle ring
1x 1 ½” bag slider
This is a measure and cut pattern which means that you don’t have any templates (pattern pieces) to print off and match up- Yay! You need a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat, and you can cut the pattern pieces straight from the fabric. This is easier than it sounds because the pieces are all simple squares and rectangles. You can transfer the cutting measurements to paper to create your own paper template/pattern piece if you prefer to use them.
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.