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Noodlehead Buckthorn Backpack & Tote Pattern

   
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You’ll love this zippered top backpack and tote for everyday use. They both have a front pocket for easy access to smaller items and a flat base. A divided interior pocket keeps everything inside organized. The backpack has adjustable straps and fits tablets, small laptops, and/or notebooks! Buckthorn Tote is perfect for projects on the go.
Special features:
     Backpack
          - front exterior pocket, large interior pocket
          - zip top closure to keep your important belonging secure
          - adjustable straps

     Tote
          - front exterior pocket, large interior pocket
          - zip top closure
          - grab and go handles
          - perfect for projects, anything from knitting to embroidery to paper piecing and more!


Skill Level:
     Intermediate


Approx. Finished Dimensions:
     Backpack Approx. Finished Dimensions: 13”/33 cm wide by 5 ½”/14 cm deep (measured at oval base), 14”/35.6 cm tall
     Tote Approx. Finished Dimensions: 10 ½”/26.7 cm wide by 6 ½”/16.5 cm deep (measured at oval base), 11 ½”/29.2 cm tall


Materials needed (Requirements based on 44” wide fabric):
*****Tote requirements in brackets [ ]*****

     - ¾ yard/.7 m [2/3 yard/ .6 m] Exterior Fabric
     - 1 yard/.91 m [1 yard/.91 m] Lining Fabric
     - 1 ½ yards/1.3 m [1 1/3 yards/1.21 m] Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101-20”/51 cm-wide)
     - ½ yard/.45 m [½ yard/.45 m] Fusible Fleece Interfacing or foam (Pellon 987-F - 44”/1.1 m -wide or byAnnie’s Soft & Stable 58”/1.5 m -wide)
     - (1) 16”/40.6 cm [14”/35.6 cm] handbag zipper for top closure (must be 1 ¼”/3.18 cm wide)

FOR BACKPACK: 4 yards/3.7 m of 1 ½”/3.8 cm wide cotton webbing

FOR TOTE: [2 yards/1.9 m of 1”/2.5 cm wide cotton webbing] OR substitute ¾ yard/.7 m [¼ yard/ .25 m] accent fabric (quilting cotton weight) and additional 1½ yards/1.3 m [1/3 yards/.3 m] of fusible woven interfacing for making your own straps/handles (instructions included)

For Backpack only: (2) 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide Triangle Rings (can substitute two 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide d-rings), (2) 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide Swivel Snaps, and (2) 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide Strap Sliders


Recommended Fabrics:
     Canvas or waxed canvas* (7-10 oz.) for exterior fabric, quilting cotton for lining**.
          * if using waxed canvas (7-10 oz.) for exterior, OMIT fusible fleece/foam and do not interface the exterior fabric pieces. The heavier the waxed canvas, the more difficult it makes this particular project to sew.
          **if using canvas (8-10 oz.) for lining, reduce fusible woven interfacing requirement to ½ yard/.45 m total for backpack (Strap Reinforcement Strip & Front Pocket pieces), OMIT for tote.

Additional supplies + tools:
     - Polyester thread
     - water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk
     - cutting mat, gridded ruler, rotary cutter
     - size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, pinking shears

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