Medium Margo backpack - pattern and tutorial

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You're purchasing a digital product (pdf files) - sewing pattern and tutorial in English.

About the project

The Margo backpack has a rather soft shape, but a stable bottom that holds its form nicely. The backpack has a flap with magnetic snap as well as a drawstring closure. The shoulder straps can be adjusted and contrasting edges are a nice touch.

With this pattern you can sew the Margo backpack in a medium size. This pattern is a ready solution, but it can be easily adapted to your needs. Along with the pattern, you receive a detail step-by-step sewing instruction, that will support you all the way.

The backpack features:

  • one large compartment
  • two front zippered pockets
  • one discreet, zippered pocket on the back
  • one open, inside pocket
  • adjustable shoulder straps
  • a flap and a magnetic snap closure
  • a loop handle

From the sewing instruction you will learn:

  • how to sew a zipper pocket with slanted ends
  • how to sew a hidden zipper pocket
  • how to sew a flap with piping and attach it to the backpack
  • how to make adjustable shoulder straps with contrasting edges
  • how to sew a lining into a backpack
  • how to add a drawstring closure and sew a cord stop

Size of a finished product:

  • height: 29 cm (11.5")
  • width: 25.5 cm (10")
  • depth: 17 cm (6.5")

Product specification

Ardente Design
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The product contains:

  • 2 PDF files with the pattern (A4 and US letter size)
  • 1 PDF file with 25-page instruction of sewing the bag, with a lot of photos and diagrams
  • 1 PDF file with information: How to attach rivets, eyelets and snaps

Materials needed:

  • outer fabric (140 cm / 55" wide): 0.5 lm (3/4 yd)
  • lining fabric (140 cm / 55" wide): 0.6 lm (3/4 yd)
  • continuous zipper #5 (5 mm) and 3 zipper pulls - about 65-70 cm (27") long or 3 standard zippers in length: 2x 18 cm (7") and 1x 20 cm (8")
  • webbing (2 widths):
    • 25 mm (1") 22 cm (9") long to cover the straps attachment area
    • 20 mm (3/4") - 160 cm (1 3/4 yd) long for the straps
  • 2 strap adjusters - 30 mm (1 1/4") wide
  • 2 rectangle rings - M: 30 mm (1 1/4") wide
  • 6 eyelets - in size 5-6 mm (1/4") and a tool to attach them
  • 4 rivets (optional) - in size 8 mm (5/16”) and a tool to attach them
  • magnetic snap closure
  • piping - 65 cm (26") long
  • string/cord (with thickness matching the eyelet size) - 90-95 cm (1 yd) long

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