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Like so many sewists I know, I have been sewing since the age of 6. I started at my mother's feet, fashioning her scraps into doll clothes. By age 16, I was spending Summers sewing my wardrobe for ...

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Cinch Back Pack

from StudioCherie
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Cinch Back Pack
Cinch Back Pack
Cinch Back Pack
Cinch Back Pack
Cinch Back Pack pocket detail
Cinch Back Pack

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You really just need to know how to operate your sewing machine.The pattern walks you through all of the steps.

Pattern Description:

On a recent trip I realized I needed a day pack to carry a few things on our hiking and horseback adventures. Then my kids needed them too for their soccer practices. Since I never carry anything made by someone else, I had to figure out how to make this ubiquitous drawstring back pack. We've been testing them out for a while now and we love them!

Teenagers are so hard to satisfy, but I can honestly say all of my teen models love their bags. This is my new go-to pattern for quick gifts. It takes about 2 hours to make and everyone needs one.

For your convenience, I sell the auto upholstery welting in my Etsy shop. If you have an upholstery supplier near you, you may be able to source it locally. As with most of my patterns, this one includes source notes, so you can use the same supplies that I do.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16" tall x 14" wide x 6" deep


  • 1 yard fabric
  • 1.5 yards auto upholstery welting
  • 4 yards 1/4" wide decorative utility rope

You Will Also Need:

  • leather or vinyl sewing machine needle
  • 7" zipper
  • 2 - 1/2" grommets and tools to install them
  • tape