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This pattern shows you how to easily make an amazingly versatile backpack, that in seconds transforms into a cross-body messenger bag. No straps to change over, just one quick pull and it transforms! Just think, you can be shopping one minute with your messenger bag, and then transform it effortlessly into a backpack that you can throw on your back ready for the commute home.
The bag can also be used as a stylish diaper bag when you have your hands full with the kids, or to fit your iPad for your commute to work. It is also great for travelling and for students to use.
This bag is fabulously useful in any situation, you will never need another bag.
The bag is a generous size, great for everyday use and large enough to accommodate all your essentials.
The bag has a top zip closure with a large curved feature pocket on the front, and ingenious adjustable webbing straps. It is fully lined throughout with an inside phone pocket too.
The approximate finished dimensions are 11.5″ by 11″ inches (29cm by 28 cm) and it is an easy to moderate pattern aimed at the advanced beginner sewer.
It is suitable for most medium weight fabrics including tweeds, denim and medium weight cottons. It can be made from just half a yard each of outer, lining and feature lining. The unique strap configuration is an innovative patented design
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