Noodlehead Sewing Pattern - Making Backpack

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The Making Backpack sewing pattern by indie pattern brand Noodlehead.

A backpack that’s perfect in its simplicity, but also great for customizing. Choose your favorite canvas (prints or solids), waxed canvas or dry oilskin and get to work creating your very own custom backpack. Regular and Mini sizes, plus bonus zippered front pocket included!


  • two sizes to sew! Regular and Mini
  • front slip pocket (plus BONUS! zippered front pocket)
  • interior zip pocket
  • adjustable shoulder straps
  • useful top handles
  • features a bound seam construction 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner (front slip pocket view), Intermediate (alternate front zip pocket view)

Approx. Finished Dimensions:

  • Regular: 11 ½” wide x 15” tall x 5” deep (29 cm x 38 cm x 12 cm)
  • Mini: 8” wide x 10½” tall x 4½” deep (20 cm x 27 cm x 11.5 cm)

Recommended Fabrics: Canvas (7-9 oz. weight), waxed canvas (8-10 oz. weight), or dry oilskin for exterior fabric, quilting cotton for lining fabric


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 ¼” 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 (& corresponding setting tool), (Optional) front pocket closure (see pg. 6 note) 14mm magnetic snap or size 24 metal snap, glue/ ¼”-wide fusible web tape)

At Truro Fabrics we're a small, family-run business in the heart of Cornwall, UK. We love compiling our carefully chosen fabric collections and sharing beautiful products with our customers. All orders are lovingly wrapped in recycled tissue and re-purposed packaging, ready to arrive and be made into exciting creations!

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