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The Wabana Backpack, PDF Sewing Pattern

The Wabana Backpack, PDF Sewing Pattern

Regular price $11.00 USD
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This is a digital PDF pattern, not a physical product.  The pattern will be available for download after purchase.

The Wabana Backpack is the perfect everyday bag.  With two exterior zipper pockets and three interior slip pockets, this backpack has a place for all of your essentials.  The bag closes with a drawstring and also has a flap for added security.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This is a measure-and-cut pattern. All pattern measurements are in inches (imperial).  The pattern includes printable templates for the flap.  

Finished Dimensions: 10" wide, 5" deep, approximately 14" tall (will vary, depending on how full the bag is)

PDF Patterns are final sale, no returns or refunds.

This sewing pattern is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, printed or sold without the author’s permission.  The purchaser may sell bags made from this pattern, but only on a small handmade scale.  Please credit the Wabana Backpack by Hammerstitch Bags in your product listings and social media posts.

See below for material requirements.

Bag Features

-2 exterior zipper pockets                

-3 interior slip pockets

-drawstring closure

-flap with adjustable front strap

-adjustable shoulder straps

-hanging loop

Fabric Requirements


Exterior Fabric: 0.5 yards of cotton-linen blend (based on 44” wide) OR a piece of waxed canvas 25” tall by 18” wide.

Accent Fabric (flap and bag bottom): a piece of waxed canvas or faux leather 23” tall by 18” wide.

Lining Fabric: 1.25 yards of quilting cotton or cotton-linen blend (based on 44” wide).


· 2.5 yards (based on 20” wide) medium-weight fusible woven interfacing such as Pellon SF-101 for quilting cotton or cotton-linen blends.

· A 16” by 20”  piece of fusible fleece such as Pellon Thermolam Plus if using cotton-linen blend for exterior, or faux leather for the flap (not applicable for waxed canvas).

· A 16” by 20” piece of foam stabilizer such as Soft and Stable by Annie’s, or Bosal In-R-Form Stabilizer.

Notions & Hardware


· 1 yard of 1” wide cotton or polyester webbing

· 2.5 yards of 1.5” wide cotton or polyester webbing


16” of size #5 vinyl zippers by the yard and 2 zipper pulls.


· (2) 1.5” strap adjusters

· (2) 1.5” rectangle rings

· (1) 1” strap adjuster

· (1) 1” swivel hook*

· (1) 1” d-ring*

*OR (1) 1” side-release buckle (some side-release buckles have a built-in adjuster)

· (3) small double cap rivets (6mm post)

Tools & Supplies

Cutting mat, rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, fabric scissors, pinking shears, wonder clips, pins, iron, point turner, seam ripper.

Size 90-14 or 100-16 (denim) needle, and matching thread

Double cap rivet setter and anvil.

Hammer or mallet

1/8” drive punch or rotary punch for making holes in your fabric.

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