Noodlehead Making Backpack Sewing Pattern


The Making Backpack from Noodlehead is a backpack that’s absolutely perfect in its simplicity, but also has great scope for customisation. Choose your favourite printed or plain canvas, waxed canvas or dry oilskin and get to work creating your very own custom backpack. The pattern includes regular and Mini sizes, plus a bonus zipped front pocket!

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

Finished Size:
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 for exterior. Quilting cotton for Lining.
(See image of reverse of pattern for fabric consumption requirements)

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) (See image of reverse of pattern for hardware and interfacing requirements).



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