Hello, my crafty friend!!! In January, I took you behind the scenes on Instagram and gave you a glimpse into the pattern I was drafting. At that time, it was more of a selfish make, something I was creating just for my own enjoyment. But wow, the response I received from you was incredible! 🙏
I was flooded with questions from many of you, asking the same thing: “Will you be releasing this pattern?”
Today, I’m thrilled to tell you that your enthusiasm and curiosity have inspired me to do just that! The Penelope Backpack Pattern is officially here, and I couldn’t be happier to share it with you. 💖 Your encouragement has been the driving force behind bringing this pattern to life. It’s been a labour of love, and I can’t wait to see it come to life in your talented hands.
About the Penelope Backpack Pattern:
This pattern seamlessly blends style and functionality into one fabulous backpack. The Penelope Backpack is the perfect blend of style and functionality. It’s designed to carry your everyday essentials with ease, whether it’s your wallet, phone, or that trusty little notebook you can’t leave home without.
💫 Penelope features a double zipper front pocket that extends from side to side, offering easy access to your must-have items.
Inside, you’ll find not one but TWO spacious compartments. Plus, an extra zipper pocket with a decorative overlay and a handy divider zipper pocket to keep your valuables secure and organised.
💫 The Penelope Backpack comes with adjustable shoulder straps and a convenient handle, allowing you to carry it in the way that suits you best. Whether wearing it as a backpack or carrying it by hand, it’s a breeze!
💫 The flap features a press lock closure, protecting and securing your belongings.
The backpack closes securely with a flap and press lock, adding a layer of security and sophistication to your daily routine.
Whether heading to work, running errands, or meeting friends for coffee, the Penelope Backpack effortlessly complements your every endeavour. The stylish pattern guarantees you’ll turn heads. At the same time, its functional layout ensures your items are organized and accessible at all times.
This is an intermediate-level project, but don’t be discouraged! If you’ve got some sewing experience, especially with zippers and curved corners, you will have no problem finishing this project.
Finished measurements: H / W / D
23 cm / 23 cm / 14 cm (9” / 9” / 5 1/2”)
You will need the following list of supplies:
Height / Width
- 85 cm / 110 cm (34” / 43”) External fabric: cotton canvas, quilting cotton, waxed cotton, cork, vinyl etc.
- 75 cm / 110 cm (30” / 43”) Lining fabric: quilting cotton, waterproof fabric, etc.
- 5 cm / 20 cm (2” / 8”) Non-fraying fabric (for the pocket overlay): faux leather, cork, vinyl
- 55 cm / 90 cm (22” / 36”) Stabiliser: Vilene H640, HeatNBond, Bosal In-R-Form, By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Vilene Style-Vil Foam etc.
- 150 cm / 90 cm (59” / 36”) Woven interfacing: Pellon SF101, Wovenfuse, Vilene G700 etc.
- #5 Zipper 25 cm (10”) x 2
- #3 Zipper 18 cm (7 1/8”) x 1
- #3 Zipper 17 cm (6 5/8”) x 1
- 2.5 cm (1”) Press lock/Tongue lock x 1
- 2.5 cm (1”) Strap adjuster x 2
- 2.5 cm (1”) D-ring or Rectangle ring x 2
- Rivet x 8
- Name tag (optional)
- Double-sided tape
- Multi-surface glue, fray check glue (optional)
NOTE: Zipper measurements include the seam allowance. It is best to remove the zipper teeth from the seam allowance when using metal zippers.
And guess what? To make your crafting journey even more enjoyable, I’ve created a detailed video tutorial to accompany the Penelope Backpack Pattern. It’s like having me right there with you, guiding you through every step.
The video cover everything from fabric selection to finishing touches. They are designed to help make the sewing process as easy and enjoyable as possible. You can watch the videos alongside the pattern instructions or to get a better sense of what the pattern entails before purchasing.
So, whether you are a visual learner or want some extra guidance, check out the Penelope Backpack Pattern video tutorial today!
But that’s not all! To show my appreciation for your support, I’m offering an exclusive 30% off on all sewing patterns for the first week of the launch. Simply use the code NEWPATTERN at checkout. Thank you for being such a fantastic community of bag makers.
Your feedback and support mean the world to me, and I can’t wait to see your unique takes on this pattern. Be sure to share your finished pouches in the Allsewpetite – Makers group on Facebook or tag me @allsewpetite on Instagram and Facebook.
Before you start on your own Penelope Backpack, check out the incredible creations made by my pattern testers. Their attention to detail and creativity brought this pattern to life, and I am in awe of their beautiful work. Photos of their finished backpacks are on my website and social media pages.
The Penelope backpack pattern isn’t just a sewing project; it’s a journey of creativity and self-expression. Whether preparing for your daily adventures, enhancing your style, or simply diving into your favourite hobby, this pattern holds the key to a backpack that’s more than just functional – it’s a fashion statement.
So, why wait any longer?
Seize the opportunity to embark on this crafting adventure and discover the joy of bringing your vision to life. As you dive into this project, take pride in knowing that you’re not only making something stylish but also putting your skills to the test. It’s a pattern that encourages growth and learning, making it all the more rewarding when you complete it. So, gather your materials, set aside some creative time, and let the pattern guide you towards a masterpiece you can proudly call your own.
Crafting has never been this stylish, practical, and fun. It’s time to embark on your journey to create the Penelope backpack. Trust me, the satisfaction of carrying your handmade creation will be worth every stitch.