2-in-1 Alice Bucket Bag & Backpack Pattern


With its cute and stylish design, Alice is perfect for everyday use. The pattern comes with two options: a bucket bag and a backpack and is big enough to hold all your essentials.

Alice bucket bag & backpack features a 3D zipper pocket on the front with built-in card slot pockets, ideal to store smaller items like tissues, mints, or lipstick.

Drawstring closure and stopper with grommets/eyelets at the top edge allow you to open the bag/backpack easily, giving you full access to the interior. The main compartment is fully lined and can hold a small notebook, wallet, phone, and umbrella. It features a large slip pocket, which can be divided into two or more compartments, so you can keep your belongings organized and a connector with a swivel hook for your keys.

The backpack version also includes a flap with a magnetic snap closure and a handle on the back.

Both, the Alice bucket bag, and Alice backpack have adjustable shoulder straps and a firm bottom with an option to add bag feet or decorative piping.

You will need the following list of supplies:

Please note: You may need an additional amount of fabric with a directional print.

Height / Width

  • 60 cm / 145 cm (24” / 57”) External fabric: upholstery canvas, waxed cotton, cork, vinyl
  • 5 cm / 48 cm (1”/ 18 7/8”) Non-fraying fabric: vinyl, faux leather, cork etc.
  • 50 cm / 145 cm (19 3/4” / 57”) Lining fabric: quilting cotton, waterproof canvas etc.
  • 45 cm / 45 cm (17 3/4” / 17 3/4”) Stabilizer: By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Peltex, Bosal In-R-Form, Decovil heavy etc.
  • 20 cm /20 cm (8” / 8”) Decovil light
  • 50 cm / 90 cm (19 3/4” / 35 1/2”) Fusible fleece (optional): Vilene H640, HeatNBond etc.
  • 145 cm / 90 cm (57” / 35 1/2”) Woven interfacing: Pellon SF101, Wovenfuse, G700 etc.
  • Ready-made piping (optional) x 1.8 m (2 yds.)
  • Drawstring cord/rope (optional) x 90 cm (1 yd.)
  • Stay tape (optional)
  • Bag feet (optional) x 5
  • Magnetic snap x 1 (backpack version)
  • 10 mm (3/8”) or 12 mm (1/2”) Eyelets/Grommets x 12 (the outer edge shouldn’t be wider than 2.5 cm (1”))
  • 18 mm (3/4”) D-ring x 2
  • 18 mm (3/4”) Swivel hook x 1 (backpack version), x 3 (bag version)
  • 18 mm (3/4”) Strap adjuster x 2 (backpack version), x 1 (bag version)
  • #5 Zipper 26 cm (10 1/4”) x 1 (Zippers must be measured between the zipper pull and the zipper stop. When using a continuous zipper cut it 28 cm (11”) long.)
  • Rivets (optional)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Multi-surface glue, fray check glue, edge kote (optional)


Finished measurements: Height / Width / Depth

25 cm / 21 cm / 14 cm (9 7/8” / 8 1/4” / 5 1/2”)

Skill level: Intermediate

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