Bee Balm Waxed Canvas Backpack by Blue Calla Sewing Patterns (Printed Paper Pattern)


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Bee Balm Waxed Canvas Backpack

The Bee Balm Waxed Canvas Backpack is a medium sized backpack with 2 exterior zippered pockets on both sides of the bag, a drawstring closure that uses either grommets or a drawstring casing and a flap with a side release buckle closure.

Inside the bag are 3 slip pockets and 1 zippered pocket. This bag is turned through the bottom of the interior zippered pocket.

The straps are made using 1" wide webbing in the material of your choice: cotton, nylon, polypropylene, etc.

Although the pattern is geared towards using waxed canvas as your main exterior fabric, you can also use waterproof canvas, cork or vinyl using the same instructions. If you would like to make the exterior entirely out of cotton fabric, there are some guidelines included to help you make the necessary changes to cutting and interfacing.

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    • 10 5/8” W x 12.25” H x 6.25” D
      • The Bee Balm is not very difficult and it is best suited to an intermediate bag maker but confident beginners could probably manage while following along with the video tutorial. It will probably take between 4-6 hours to make this bag.
      Exterior fabric: 
      • 1/2 yard Exterior fabric (waxed canvas) (58” W)
      • 16” W x 12” H Contrast fabric
      Lining fabric:
      • 3/4 yard Lining fabric (44” W)
      • 3/4 - 1 yard Fusible woven interfacing (45” wide)
      • 13” W x 11” H Firm sew-in interfacing (ex: Peltex 70)
      • 7.5” W x 11.5” H Decovil Light
      • 1/2 yard Fusible fleece (45” wide)
      Notions and Supplies:
      • 103” or 3 yards of 1” wide webbing
      • (2) 9” zippers or 9” zipper tape (#4.5, #5) for exterior zipper  pockets
      • (1) 9” zipper (#3, #4.5, #5) or 11” of zipper tape for interior  zipper
      • (8) 12mm or 1/2” inner diameter grommets (optional)
      • 40” of cording (4-6mm) or bias tape
      • (2) 1" rectangle rings
      • (2) 1" rectangle sliders
      • (1) Side release buckle (1 1/8 wide x 2 1/4” long) to fit 1” strap

      Other: Fray check, Fabric glue (ex: fabri-tac), rivets

      PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in ENGLISH only. Booklet size

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