Drawstring Backpack with Zippered Pocket

from Kathie Sew Happy

Drawstring Backpack with Zippered Pocket Pattern


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Sewing: Drawstring Backpack with Zippered Pocket
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Install a zipper

Pattern Description:

Drawstring Backpack Sewing Pattern PDF
Drawstring Bag, Pouch or Knitting Bag Digital Download Tutorial

This PDF sewing pattern will help you make a cute, lightweight fabric drawstring backpack that has so many uses! For those quick jaunts when you just need to hold a few items, or a great overnight bag, knitting bag or shoe bag, my PDF sewing tutorial will walk you through each step (to make for a boy, just omit the ruffle). You will receive a PDF with 32 pages of detailed instructions and 60 step-by-step color photos. The pattern also includes a zippered front pouch to hold keys or other small items. Finished bag 12.5" W x 17" H. 32-page PDF. Made in the USA.

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7 Fat quarters (approximate)
140" cording for drawstring
8" zipper
Matching thread

(c) 2014 Kathie Sew Happy

Pattern may be used to make products for personal or commercial purposes, however, no portion of this pattern or design may be reproduced or redistributed without expressed permission. This includes mechanically, electronically, physically or by any other means, including photocopying.

Have questions? Feel free to email me at Kathiesewhappy@gmail.com

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12.5" W x 17" H


  • 7 Fat Quarters
  • 140" cording for drawstring
  • 8" zipper
  • Matching Thread

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