McFly & Mini McFly backpack pattern

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The McFly is the perfect backpack for a market, school, beach, or work. The pattern comes in two sizes: (regular) McFly and Mini McFly. The (regular) McFly is big enough to hold a small laptop, A4/letter-size files, books and more. It has wide padded shoulder straps, to make it comfortable for whoever is wearing it. The Mini McFly is a perfect size, as it is not too big to carry around as a casual daily bag while it is just big enough to carry all your essentials!

Both McFly and Mini McFly are zippered top backpacks with adjustable straps, handle, and oval base. The front is shaped using large darts and features a zipper pocket so you can access your belongings quickly whenever you want. The exterior side pockets are perfect to keep a small bottle of drink or an umbrella. The roomy interior also features a zipper and slip pockets so you can stay organized. The perfect backpack for adults, teenagers, and children!

You will need the following list of supplies:

Please note: Measurements provided are based on the (regular) McFly backpack. You may need an additional amount of fabric with a directional print.

Zippers must be measured between the zipper pull and the zipper stop. When using a continuous zipper cut it 2.5 cm – 5 cm (1” – 2”) longer.

Height / Width

  • 90 cm / 145 cm (36” / 57”) External fabric: cotton canvas, faux leather, cork
  • 90 cm / 145 cm (36” / 57”) Lining fabric: waterproof canvas, quilting cotton
  • 10 cm / 35 cm (4” / 14”) Non-fraying fabric: cork, vinyl, leather
  • 45 cm / 55 cm (18” / 22”) Stabilizer: Fast 2 Fuse Heavy, Bosal In-R-Form foam stabilizer, Pellon Peltex, Fusible Fleece, By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Decovil etc.
  • 160 cm / 145 cm (63” / 57”) Woven fusible interfacing: Stayflex, SF101, Wovenfuse, G700 etc.
  • 5 cm (1”) D -ring x 2 (Mini McFly)
  • 5 cm (1”) Strap adjuster x 2 (Mini McFly)
  • 5 cm (1”) Ladder lock slider x 2 (McFly)
  • 5 cm (1”) Webbing 130 cm (51”)
  • Double pull #5 zipper 52 cm (21”) x 1
  • #5 zipper 18 cm (7”) x 1
  • #3 zipper 20 cm (8”) x 1
  • Double-sided tape
  • Rivets x 9 (optional)
  • Metal tag x 1 (optional)
  • Woven label x 1 (optional)
  • Fray-check glue (optional)
  • Multi-surface glue (optional)

Finished measurements: Width / Height / Depth

McFly backpack 31 cm / 36 cm / 15 cm (12 1/4” / 14” / 6”)

Mini McFly backpack 25 cm / 31 cm / 13 cm (10” / 12 1/4” / 5”)

Skill level: Intermediate

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1 review for McFly & Mini McFly backpack pattern

  1. Katie W. (verified owner)

    What a fantastic pattern and it comes in two sizes! I made the smaller version so far and I love it!

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