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Noodlehead: Making Backpack

Noodlehead: Making Backpack

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A paper sewing pattern by Noodlehead.

A backpack that’s perfect in its simplicity, but also great for customizing. Choose your favorite canvas (prints or solids) or waxed canvas and get to work creating your very own custom backpack.
Special features:

  • front slip pocket
  • interior zip pocket
  • adjustable shoulder straps
  • useful top handles

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 11 ½” wide x 15” tall x 5” deep (29 cm x 38 cm x 12 cm)
Materials needed: (Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.)

  • 1 yard (1 m) Exterior Fabric
  • 1 yard (1 m) Lining Fabric
  • 2 yards (1.8 m) Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101- 20”-wide) (we use 1m of Vilene G700, which is wider)
  • 1 yard (1 m) Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon 809 - 42”-wide)^ (a good alternative that we carry is Vilene H250)
  • ½ yard (0.4 m) Foam Stabilizer (ByAnnie’s or 1 yard (1m) Pellon Flex-Foam) ^
  • (2) 1 ½” (3.8 cm) wide rectangle rings & (2) 1 ½” (3.8 cm) wide strap sliders
  • (1) 22” (55 cm) zipper for top closure
  • (1) 8” (20 cm) zipper for interior zip pocket
  • 1 1/8 yards (1 m) of 1” (2.5 cm) wide cotton or poly webbing for top handles
  • 2 ½ (2.2 m) yards of 1 ½” (3.8 cm) wide cotton or poly webbing for straps
  • 3 ½ (3.2 m) yards straight-grain ½” (12 mm) wide double fold binding


Recommended Fabrics: canvas (7-9 oz. weight) or waxed canvas (10-12 oz. weight) for exterior fabric, quilting cotton for lining fabric

^ =omit if using waxed canvas

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen or tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, size 90/14 or 100/16 Denim or Microtex needle, (Optional) 2 1/4” wide x 1 ½” tall (5.7 cm x 3.8 cm) piece of leather for patch, (Optional) 2 rivets - 8-9 mm head with 6-8 mm posts (and corresponding setting tool)

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  • Note for customers

    We care about the environment and use recycled paper and recycled and/or recycleable plastic-free packaging. Please let us know if you would like a paper packing slip with your order, otherwise we will omit it.

  • Note for International Customers

    🇪🇺 We are not responsible for any additional customs duties and fees that may be applied. Please check the rules in your country before ordering. 🇪🇺 We are sorry but we can no longer ship to France, Spain, Poland, Greece, Lithuania and Slovakia due to packaging regulations. Please do not order if you reside in one these countries! 🇪🇺