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THE MAKING BACKPACK



A backpack that’s perfect in its simplicity, but also great for customizing. Choose your favorite canvas (prints or solids) and get to work creating your very own custom backpack. Special features of the backpack include a front slip pocket, interior zip pocket, adjustable shoulder straps, and useful top handler. 

This is a two-part series class (3 hours each class).  Students must cut all their fabrics before the first class. 


Material Requirements: 

  • Making Backpack Pattern by Noodlehead

  • 1 yard Exterior Fabric (44" bolt)
  • 1 yard Lining Fabric (44" bolt)

  • 2 yards Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101- 20”-wide)

  • 1 yard Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon 809 – 42”-wide)

  • ½ yard Foam Stabilizer (ByAnnie’s or 1 yard (1 m) Pellon Flex-Foam) 

  • (2) 1 ½” wide rectangle rings

  • (2) 1 ½” (3.8 cm) wide strap sliders

  • (1) 22” zipper for top closure

  • (1) 8” zipper for interior zip pocket

  • 1 1/8 yards of 1” wide cotton or poly webbing for top handles

  • 2 ½ yards of 1 ½” wide cotton or poly webbing for straps

  • 3 ½ yards straight-grain ½” 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


Additional supplies + tools: 

  • Polyester thread
  • Size 90/14 or 100/16 Denim or Microtex needle
  • (Optional) 2 1/4” wide x 1 ½” tall piece of leather for patch 
  • (Optional) 2 rivets – 8-9 mm head with 6-8 mm posts 

Everything can be purchased in our fabric shop - every student receives a 15% off discount if they purchase here! 


Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Must know how to use a sewing machine and to use a rotary cutter
Instructor: Meg Sawyer
Instructor Bio: Meg Sawyer
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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  • Westfield, NJ 07090