Walkabout Corduroy Backpack FREE Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Walkabout Corduroy Backpack FREE Sewing Pattern

Walkabout Corduroy Backpack FREE Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

There are a lot of great features on this backpack – from the wraparound zipper to the adjustable shoulder straps to the six handy pockets (front, back, both sides panels plus two inside). But don’t let any of that scare you away! Our signature step-by-step instructions and photos take you through each section in detail. Slip it on your back, sling it over one shoulder, or grab the handles and go.

Sewing tools you need:

  • Sewing machine and standard presser foot
  • Zipper foot; optional for zipper insertion
  • Quarter Inch Seam foot; optional for zipper topstitching
  • Walking or Even Feed foot; optional but helpful for thicker layers – or use your machine’s built-in fabric feeding system, such as the Janome AcuFeed Flex™ system
  • Hump jumper; optional but helpful for stitching across the particular thick layers at the pocket tops

Fabric and Other Supplies:

  • ¾ yard of 54″+ wide wide-wale corduroy or similar for the exterior body and pockets
  • 1⅓ yards of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton for the lining
  • ⅜ yard of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton for the interior binding of the seam allowance: optional
  • 1½ yards of 45″+ wide fusible fleece
  • 1½ yards of 45″+ wide mid-weight fusible interfacing
  • ONE 22” zipper
  • 3¾ yards (two 2-yard packages) of 1½” Belting/Strapping
  • TWO 1½” Adjustable Slide Buckles
  • TWO 1½” Rectangle Rings
  • TWO Heavy Duty Snap Fasteners
  • Heavy Duty Snap Fastener Setting Tools
  • All purpose thread to match fabrics and belting
  • See-through ruler
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Seam gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Straight pins
  • Small hammer to set snaps
  • Heavy metal, stone or wooden block to use as a hammering surface for setting the snaps

You might want to check this DIY Wire Frame Tote Bag FREE Sewing Tutorial.

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