Retro Rucksack

from Radiant Home Studio

Retro Rucksack Pattern


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Sewing: Retro Rucksack
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Install a zipper
  • Sew through multiple layers of fabric

Pattern Description:

A vintage style rucksack with fresh, modern detail...

Pack up this stylish and versatile bag with everything you need for the day! Arms full of toddlers or groceries? Carry the rucksack on your back!

Pattern includes step-by-step full color photos and illustrations, along with detailed instructions. I've also included lots of extra tips for working with difficult fabrics (including the faux leather) to achieve a professional looking finish.

Reinforced bottom and straps for added durability. Practical side pockets fit phones or snacks. Includes an interior zipper pocket and a patch pocket that may function as a space for tablets or other electronics.

Gender-neutral styling makes the pattern great for men or women, boys or girls.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13 in. x 13 in. x 3 in. (when folded)


  • Exterior Fabric - 1 yd.
  • Interior Fabric - 1 yd.
  • Contrast Fabric - 1/2 yd.
  • Strap - 6 ft. (1.5 in. wide) 2 ft. (1 in. wide)
  • Heavy-weight Interfacing - 1/2 yd. (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Zippers - 16 in. (1), 7 in. (1)
  • Hardware - 1.5 in. "d-rings" (4), 1.5 in strap slides (2), 1 in. buckle closures (2)
  • Polyester thread

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a busy mom of 6, sewing and designing patterns in my "spare time"...

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