This is the Luxe Sac Tote Backpack which converts from a tote to a backpack in just one tug. It’s both very stylish and super strong.
The drawstring backpack is a real fashion item at the moment. This amazing designer has taken that fashion item and turned it into a real quality item that can be used every day. It’s substantial, fully lined and has tote handles so it can be used in two different ways.
What’s more the designer for your added benefit has added a YouTube full video tutorial to her moderately easy to sew pdf sewing pattern.
This ingenious unisex backpack or tote is great for the office, shopping or gym. You can carry it as a tote for a great look for the office or mall or synch in the ropes to close up and use it as a really handy backpack for the gym or your commute home.
The Luxe Sac Tote Backpack has the following features:
The outside has a roomy zipped compartment large enough for all your essentials.
Inside is a large zipped pocket for your valuables.
Buy snazzy braided ropes or marine cord economically from eBay or your local DIY stores. They really do set off the bag nicely and are available in a huge amount of color mixes.
The designer says that you can make her project in any medium to heavyweight fabric of your choice. You can use canvas, furnishing fabrics, vinyl, tweed, cordura, cork, oilskin or denim too. You can mix and match your fabrics or just make in a solid color for a sophisticated look. It’s also a great bag for men too. Making one in oilskin or canvas will give it a beautiful rugged look.
The designer has produced a short 3-minute YouTube introductory video showing you her Luxe Sac Tote Backpack. Take a look below:
When you have finished making the Luxe Sac Tote Backpack it will measure approximately 41cm (16″) by 36cm (14″).
What you will need to make the Luxe Sac Tote Backpack
¾m (¾ yd) of medium to heavyweight fabric of your choice for the outer fabric (see above for the designers suggestions).
1m (1 yd) of any lightweight fabric of your choice for the lining.
If you would like to purchase the digital pattern and full video access for the Luxe Sac Tote Backpack then you should click on the link below. The pdf download will give you twenty pages of full color tutorial style instructions with detailed photos, plus a full video sew-along will walk you through making a professional-looking bag in no time.
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