Bee Balm Waxed Canvas Backpack by Blue Calla Sewing Patterns (Printed Paper Pattern)
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.
- 1/2 yard Exterior fabric (waxed canvas) (58” W)
- 16” W x 12” H Contrast 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
- (1) 9” zipper (#3, #4.5, #5) or 11” of zipper tape for interior
- (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
Bag Lock and Snap Instructions:
- Magnetic Snaps (see the video here)
- Turn Locks and Flip Locks
- Press Locks (Mama, Papa, and Baby Lock)
- Large Bar Locks
- Tongue Locks (Thumb Catch, Press Lock)
- Half Moon Magnetic Snaps
Bag Label Insertion Instructions:
- Attach a Metal Bag Label (See Video Tutorial Here)
- Attach our "Script" Style Metal Bag Label (See the video here)
Miscellaneous Bag Bling Instructions:
- Add Zipper Sliders/Pulls to Zippers-by-the-Yard
- Make a Hanging Tassel
- "Edge Connector" Strap Anchors
- "Edgwena" Strap Anchors
- "Long John" Strap Anchors
- "Diamond" Strap Anchors
- "Top Edges" Strap Anchors
- Bridge Connectors/Bridge Anchors
- Metal Edge Trim
- Attach Zipper Ends/Cord Ends
- Metal Oval Handles
- Strap Ends - Pointed & Rectangular
- Strap Keepers
- Screw Together Grommets
- How to Use Giardini Edge Paint
- How to Use a Rivet Hand Press
- How to Set Double-Cap Rivets using Hand Tools
- How to Use Our Emmaline EB-FUSE Woven Interfacing
Emmaline Pattern Sew-Alongs/Video Tutorials With Janelle:
- Glacier Base Bags Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Base Bags Part 2 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Mountain Saddle Bag Sew-Along
- Laney-Jane Bag Sew-Along
Get more Bag Hardware tutorials & Sewing Tutorials HERE.
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