I want to highlight the incredible work of the pattern testers. Their attention to detail and creativity brought this pattern to life, and I am genuinely grateful for their hard work and dedication.
You’ll find a wonderful array of colours, fabrics, and personal touches that can spark your creativity and help you envision your own unique Penelope Backpack. Some of them have opted for stylish magnetic snaps for closures, while others have experimented with webbing for the straps, each adding their own twist to the design.
Overall, the work of the pattern testers exceeded my expectations, and I am so grateful for their contributions. Their feedback and suggestions were invaluable in improving the pattern.
I am sure their beautiful creations will inspire you to try the pattern yourself. 😉
“A fun backpack to make, I’m not usually a carrier of the backpack per say but this one is the perfect one for me.” @pegcoombes
“Such a unique design, love the divider pocket in a backpack. This is the first backpack I am looking forward to wearing with all the pockets.” @bagsandmorebysabrina
“The Penelope is so sleek and petite, but has lots of room. The divider helps keep your things separate and secure, and the design allows for unlimited fabric choices.”
“The pattern it’s easy to follow and brings together a fabulous backpack.” @ShirleyMay
“Cute little day trip backpack.” @Margaret Ptakowski
“Penelope backpack is a great size and very attractive looking! Love the interior divider pocket! For my own personal use, I always like bags with separate sections and this definitely satisfies that need.” @Sonia Lamp
“I absolutely love this pattern. I cannot wait to make more of them.” @denise.diane.designs
“New backpack, unique design! Excellent for everyday use! It’s very roomy although it looks small. I love the 2 compartments separated by zippered divider pocket.” @May Dee
“I was quite intimidated to do a drop in lining but the pattern goes together so perfectly. I will definitely make more.” @onlinebagsupplies
“Love the pattern, I can see it being very popular.” @VeesSewCrafty
“Super easy to follow, super fun to make and OMG just adorable.” @Neada’s Homemade
“Another fabulous pattern from Monika, everything comes together perfectly.” @By_merazell
“I think the pattern comes out beautifully at the end. The finished backpack is a nice shape and different than standard backpacks.” @MoonShadowCrafts
“I LOVE the pattern, maybe it’s my fabric choice 🙂 The bag has the perfect size. Add some side connectors and she becomes a crossbody. She is a beauty, a new pattern has been added to my favorites!” @iamglendasam
“A very cute backpack. Not a difficult sew for an experienced sewest. Very nice!”
“It’s a lovely backpack and the instructions are super clear, I absolutely would recomend it!”
“I absolutely love how this turns out, such a cute and practical little backpack.” @craftylittlesewnso
“Monika has done it again!! Each pattern that she creates is so thought out. This is one is a little more technical then some, but she was able to help me through. I love this little backpack! It looks small but it has so much room inside. The added divider with a zipper pocket in it allows for us girls to hid our hygiene products which was a big bonus for me!! Thank you again Monika for such an amazing pattern. I can’t wait to make more of these!” @sewblissbags
“I really enjoyed making it.” @Wanda Moore Modarelli
I am thrilled to announce that the Penelope Backpack pattern is now available in the shop! To celebrate the launch, all sewing patterns are 30% off till October, 3rd! Use code: NEWPATTERN at the checkout.
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. Get your copy at the reduced price while you can!
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.