PDF - Pocket Add-On for Retreat Backpack by UJAMAA BAGETTES
Pocket Add-on for Retreat Backpack
Designed by UJAMAA BAGETTES
Four alternate exterior pockets for the Retreat Backpack
This pattern contains four additional or alternate pocket patterns designed specifically for the UJAMAA GRANDMAS BAGETTES Retreat Backpack but these pockets are suitable for use on other bags and/or backpacks as well.
RETREAT BACKPACK is named after its cousin the Retreat Bag by Emmaline Bags and uses our internal B-Frame. Make the RETREAT BACKPACK dressy, classic or casual according to your choice.
Emmaline Bags sells BAGETTES patterns online, and all profits from these pattern sales go directly to the Grandmothers Campaign.
++ This is a PDF Pattern.
++ Instructions are in English only.
- A single-pleated, expandable front pocket with magnetic closure flap.
- A double pleated expandable front pocket with two closure options on the flap.
- A front vertical zippered pocket.
Optional Puddle Protector suitable for use with these three front pockets
A side pocket suitable for go mug or water bottle.
- Directions include how to alter the Retreat Backpack construction to add any of these variations.
- To print, open in the most recently updated ADOBE READER or Adobe Acrobat. (If it is not updated, your pages may print black.)
- To print accurately, open in ADOBE from a computer, and when printing make sure that the “scaling” is set to “none” or “actual size” in the print properties.
- A 1” x 1” test square is provided.
- Print the templates and measure the square to check printing accuracy
- This pattern is suitable for a Confident Beginner.
Approx. Finished Size:
- Style 1:
- Width - 8.5" (21.6 cm)
- Height - 7" (17.8 cm)
- Style 2:
- Width - 9" (23 cm)
- Height - 7" (17.8 cm)
**** You are purchasing a PDF sewing pattern only, not the finished product. You must have the latest version of Adobe Reader to print this item from a computer!
- Both drafted pattern pieces and measured pieces.
- Written with lots of detail for the beginning bag maker.
- All construction is suitable for a domestic sewing machine . If choosing thicker fabrics, consider reducing the interfacing and/or fusible fleece for a less stiff construction.
FABRIC & INTERFACING:
**The supplies listed are only for the front and side pockets. Retreat Backpack supplies are listed in the Retreat Backpack pattern.
- 1/2 yard (70 cm) of 42” (107 cm) wide quilting cotton, linen, or denim.
- Lining Fabric:
- 1/4 yard (30 cm) quilting cotton.
- Fusible Interfacing:
- 1/2 yards (0.5 meters) 20“ (51 cm) wide fusible woven interfacing (e.g., Pellon Shape Flex SF101)
Zippers, Supplies & Bag Hardware:
- Style 1 Front Pocket:
- 2 - 3/4” (19 mm) magnetic snaps
- Style 2 Side Release Closure:
- 15” (38 cm) of 3/4” (19 mm) webbing
- 1 - 3/4” (19mm) side release buckle
- Style 2 Hook Closure:
- 7” (18 cm) of 1”(2.5 cm) webbing
- 3” (7.5 cm) of 3/4” (19 mm) webbing
- 1- 3/4 inch (19mm) swivel hook
- 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) triangular-rings. Triangular rings are recommended over D-rings for ease of use.
- Front Vertical Pocket:
- 10 " (25 cm) of #5 zipper tape with slider
- Side Pocket:
- 12“ (30 cm) 1/8” (0.3cm) cord
- 1 - 1/2“ (13 mm) cord lock.
- 1 - 1/2” (13 mm) cord end. Ensure 2 strands of cord can go through the cord lock and into the cord end.
- Marking chalk or erasable pen. Check to ensure marks will erase from your fabric choice.
- Pins and/or clips, lighter or wood burning tool
- Plain white eraser
- Exacto or equivalent craft knife
- Double-sided tape
- Duct tape
- Spray starch
- Pressing ham
UJAMAA GRANDMAS, a Calgary-based group of volunteers, is part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers (G to G) Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF). SLF works to address the consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic upon families and communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The G to G Campaign supports the voices and expertise of grandmothers in Africa, whose leadership is critical in reclaiming hope and rebuilding resilience across their communities. As part of Grandmothers to Grandmothers, UJAMAA GRANDMAS is committed to the Campaign’s three goals:
- to raise awareness
- to build solidarity and
- to mobilize funds for community-based organizations that support African grandmothers and the children in their care.
Since 2004, as a result of a variety of fundraising activities, both handcrafts-related and otherwise, over $1,500,000 has been sent in support of the Campaign. To learn more about UJAMAA GRANDMAS and the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, visit www.ujamaagrandmas.com.
UJAMAA BAGETTES is a small sub-set of UJAMAA GRANDMAS, raising funds through the sale of pdf patterns and finished products. A very small portion of the proceeds from the sale of patterns is used to offset some of the costs of pattern testing and bag production. The remainder is sent to the Foundation to support our African sisters. BAGETTES’ finished bags are sold at the UJAMAA GRANDMAS annual BAGS, BABIES & BEYOND in Calgary, Alberta. If you have a technical question about this pattern, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmaline Bags sells BAGETTES patterns online at emmalinebags.com. All profits from these pattern sales go directly to the Grandmothers Campaign.
It is our privilege to work together to enable us to help these very courageous women and at the same time to express ourselves through our creativity.
This pattern is for personal and limited commercial use for the original purchaser only. You may sell items made from this pattern in limited quantities. Please do not make copies of this pattern. We would love it if you credit “UJAMAA BAGETTES” in your item descriptions when selling or listing of finished items. It would also be nice if you referenced our website - www.ujamaagrandmas.com. Thanks for your support in our efforts to raise funds for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
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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