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Day In the Park Backpack Tote - Liesl & Co Patterns - PDF Version


This is a digital pattern for you to download and print at home.

This versatile bag can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag, or tote and is suitable as a second project for new sewers. Fully lined interior includes zippered pocket and divided patch pocket for pencils, cell phone, or other small items.

Suggested Fabrics Medium- to lightweight fabrics such as upholstery fabric, cotton home decorating fabric, quilting cottons, linen, or wool.

Materials Needed

3/4 yard medium-weight fabric (standard 44" wide) for the exterior (body) of the bag. (Allow extra fabric for matching or centering a pattern.)

1/2 yard of medium-weight fabric (standard 44" wide) for the straps and inside patch pocket. (Straps are cut on the cross grain; for directional fabrics, buy 1 yard and cut the straps on the long grain.)

3/4 yard light- to medium-weight fabric (standard 44" wide)

1/2 yard cotton canvas (standard 60" wide)

1 1/2 yards heavy sew-in interfacing (or 1/2 yard if using heavy-weight fabric for the exterior)

Coordinating thread (one color to match each of your fabrics)

Two 1 1/4" - 1 3/4" o-rings

One magnetic snap

Four small rivets

One 7" zipper

One 1" - 1 1/2" button

Small scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing (approximately 2" x 9")

Note: A walking foot is strongly recommended, due to the number of fabric layers.

Finished Dimensions The body of the bag measures 13.5" tall (without the straps), 12" wide, and 2" deep.

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