Penelope Backpack Pattern

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Elevate your everyday style with the Penelope backpack. Craft a chic and functional accessory perfect for daily use.

The Penelope backpack offers a compact design that effortlessly carries essentials such as your wallet, phone, and notebook. The backpack features a stylish double zipper pocket that spans from side to side, providing easy access to your items.

Inside, you’ll find two spacious compartments, an additional zipper pocket with a decorative overlay and a handy divider zipper pocket to keep your essentials organised and secure. Thanks to the adjustable shoulder straps and handle, you can wear it as a backpack or carry it by hand. The backpack closes securely with a flap and press lock, adding a layer of security and sophistication.

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
  • 150 cm / 90 cm (59” / 36”) Woven interfacing: Pellon SF101, Wovenfuse, 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.


Finished measurements: H / W / D

23 cm / 23 cm / 14 cm (9” / 9” / 5 1/2”)

Skill level: Intermediate


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1 review for Penelope Backpack Pattern

  1. Felicia Tekin (verified owner)

    Just downloaded this pattern and love that the pattern pieces are in a separate file to the instructions and that there are cut list labels so I can label the pieces when I cut them out, especially if I’m sewing it on a different day. Can’t wait to try it. I’ve been hanging out gif this pattern release! 😘

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