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Retreat Backpack

Designed by UJAMAA BAGETTES

Functional backpack that can be dressed up for the city. 

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.

Get the Hardware Kit Here! 
Features: 
  • A top that opens wide and stays that way so that you can get to all your stuff.
  • A front zippered pouch pocket on the front.
  • A long zippered pocket on the back.
  • Both a divided slip pocket and a zippered pocket inside
  • Great for everyday activities with potential as a diaper bag, a gym bag or a camera bag.
PRINTING INFORMATION:
  • 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
    Skill Level:
    • This pattern is suitable for a Confident Beginner.
    Approx. Finished Size:
    • Length - 12" (30.5 cm) 
    • Width - 6" (15.2 cm)
    • Height - 13.5" (34.3 cm)
    Hardware Kit:
    • Get your hardware kit here

    **** 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!

     Pattern Includes: 
    • Both drafted pattern pieces and measured pieces.
    • Optional “Puddle Protector” described in TRY THIS at the end of the pattern.
    • Written with lots of detail for the beginning bag maker.
    • Cutting chart and identification tags for labelling the cut pieces.
    • Partner this pattern with the optional POCKET ADD-ON pattern for more variety.
    • Appeals to the experienced bag maker as it is easily taken up a notch with fabric choices and options.
    • 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:
    • Exterior & Pocket Pouch:
      • 3/4 yard (70 cm) of 42” (107 cm) wide quilting cotton, linen, or denim.
    • Lining Fabric:  
      • 1 yard (90 cm) quilting cotton.
    • Straps and handles
      • 3 1/2 yards (320cm) 1” (2.5 cm) webbing
      • 4.5”x 3” (11.4 cm x 7.6 cm) scrap of vinyl, leather or cork
    • Fusible Interfacing & Stabilizers
      • 4 yards (3.6 meters) 20“ (51 cm) wide fusible woven interfacing (e.g., Pellon Shape Flex SF101)
      • 1/2 yard (45 cm) Pellon 987F Fusible Fleece
      • 1 piece - 5-3/4” x 11-1/2“ (13.6 cm x 29.2 cm) firm stabilizer (e.g., Peltex, plastic grid, core flute)
      Zippers, Supplies & Bag Hardware:
      • Get the HARDWARE KIT
      • 1 set - Internal Wire Frame Style B 
      • 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) rectangular rings
      • 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) rectangular sliders
      • 6 - 1/2” (1.9 cm) bag feet (optional)
      • 1 - 23” (58 cm) of #4.5 or 5 coil zipper tape with one or two sliders for top closure
      • 1 - 11” (28 cm) of #4.5 or 5 coil zipper tape with slider for front pouch
      • 1 - 11” (28 cm) of #4.5 or #5 coil zipper tape with slider for exterior zippered pocket
      • 1 - 9”(23 cm) of #3 coil zipper tape with slider for inside pocket
      • 1 - package matching or contrasting double folded bias tape (optional)
      • Marking chalk or erasable pen. Check to ensure marks will erase from your fabric choice.
      • Pins and/or clips, lighter or wood burning tool
      Optional:
      • 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 bagettes@ujamaagrandmas.com.

      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.

      ----------------------------------------
      UJAMAA BAGETTES Copyright 2018-2022 All Rights Reserved
      ----------------------------------------
      COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING INFORMATION: •

      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.

      PDF - Retreat Backpack by UJAMAA BAGETTES

      SKU: UJBAG-001
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      Retreat Backpack

      Designed by UJAMAA BAGETTES

      Functional backpack that can be dressed up for the city. 

      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.

      Get the Hardware Kit Here! 
      Features: 
      • A top that opens wide and stays that way so that you can get to all your stuff.
      • A front zippered pouch pocket on the front.
      • A long zippered pocket on the back.
      • Both a divided slip pocket and a zippered pocket inside
      • Great for everyday activities with potential as a diaper bag, a gym bag or a camera bag.
      PRINTING INFORMATION:
      • 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
        Skill Level:
        • This pattern is suitable for a Confident Beginner.
        Approx. Finished Size:
        • Length - 12" (30.5 cm) 
        • Width - 6" (15.2 cm)
        • Height - 13.5" (34.3 cm)
        Hardware Kit:
        • Get your hardware kit here

        **** 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!

         Pattern Includes: 
        • Both drafted pattern pieces and measured pieces.
        • Optional “Puddle Protector” described in TRY THIS at the end of the pattern.
        • Written with lots of detail for the beginning bag maker.
        • Cutting chart and identification tags for labelling the cut pieces.
        • Partner this pattern with the optional POCKET ADD-ON pattern for more variety.
        • Appeals to the experienced bag maker as it is easily taken up a notch with fabric choices and options.
        • 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:
        • Exterior & Pocket Pouch:
          • 3/4 yard (70 cm) of 42” (107 cm) wide quilting cotton, linen, or denim.
        • Lining Fabric:  
          • 1 yard (90 cm) quilting cotton.
        • Straps and handles
          • 3 1/2 yards (320cm) 1” (2.5 cm) webbing
          • 4.5”x 3” (11.4 cm x 7.6 cm) scrap of vinyl, leather or cork
        • Fusible Interfacing & Stabilizers
          • 4 yards (3.6 meters) 20“ (51 cm) wide fusible woven interfacing (e.g., Pellon Shape Flex SF101)
          • 1/2 yard (45 cm) Pellon 987F Fusible Fleece
          • 1 piece - 5-3/4” x 11-1/2“ (13.6 cm x 29.2 cm) firm stabilizer (e.g., Peltex, plastic grid, core flute)
          Zippers, Supplies & Bag Hardware:
          • Get the HARDWARE KIT
          • 1 set - Internal Wire Frame Style B 
          • 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) rectangular rings
          • 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) rectangular sliders
          • 6 - 1/2” (1.9 cm) bag feet (optional)
          • 1 - 23” (58 cm) of #4.5 or 5 coil zipper tape with one or two sliders for top closure
          • 1 - 11” (28 cm) of #4.5 or 5 coil zipper tape with slider for front pouch
          • 1 - 11” (28 cm) of #4.5 or #5 coil zipper tape with slider for exterior zippered pocket
          • 1 - 9”(23 cm) of #3 coil zipper tape with slider for inside pocket
          • 1 - package matching or contrasting double folded bias tape (optional)
          • Marking chalk or erasable pen. Check to ensure marks will erase from your fabric choice.
          • Pins and/or clips, lighter or wood burning tool
          Optional:
          • 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 bagettes@ujamaagrandmas.com.

          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.

          ----------------------------------------
          UJAMAA BAGETTES Copyright 2018-2022 All Rights Reserved
          ----------------------------------------
          COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING INFORMATION: •

          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.

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