This convertible tote bag turns into a backpack and a cross body bag. Here is a pattern that follows that trend and I think you will like because is very practical. It has two zipper pockets inside which are sewn in a different way than the other bags I have shared with you so have a close look at the construction. The use of the flex foam creates the need to make a variation of a patch pocket that is very easy to make.
It has a flap with a magnetic closure to avoid unwelcome fingers going in. You can use a large ring and hook the chain straps for extra protection. Large adjustable straps let you use this bag as a backpack and the four round rings turn the convertible tote bag into a crossbody bag or a shopping tote bag.
- 1 1/4″ yard of fabric for the outside (canvas or Jeans). I am using Royal Peacock, Navy Canvas Metalic Fabric
- 1 1/4 yard (1.14 m) One side Fusible Flex-Foam Stabilizer (Pellon FF78F1)
- 1 yard lining fabric (I am using satin polyester medium weight)
- 2 1/2 yards of 1″ webbing
- Thread to match the lining and the fabric
- 1 18″ zipper (metal or nylon)
- 1 11″ zipper
- 3 3/4″ magnetic snaps
- 3 D-rings
- 4 1/2 to 3/4″ round rings
- 1 18″ metal (YKK is best) or nylon zipper.
- 1 3″ O-Ring ideal but Optional.
You might want to make a Round Tote Bag Using Cord. Here's the FREE Pattern and Tutorial.