Convertible Tote Bag Free Pattern – Fits A 13″ MacBook Pro

Convertible Tote Bag Free Pattern

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.

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