Carryall Kate PDF Sewing Pattern - Large Backpack Satchel EASY DIY Instructions Tutorial



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DIY the Carryall Kate Backpack! This pattern is an easy tutorial to make a large satchel which will carry all your stuff! The instructions are easy and include lots of step-by-step photos. Rotary cutting instructions are included, as are paper patterns you can print out to use if you'd prefer.

Make this backpack with lots of storage - it has 3 pockets under the lower flap, a flat side pocket for cellphone, a pleated side pocket for a full-size water bottle, and a secure zipper pocket in back. The top drawstring closure is covered by another flap. Inside there is a divided zipper pocket, 2 pen pockets, and 2 small pockets. It has adjustable straps and a hanging loop.

EASY construction techniques and rotary cutting make it quick to make. Or use the paper patterns you can print out yourself if you prefer!

12" wide, 14" tall, and 5" deep

Fabric & Supplies:
Outside Fabric – 1 yd
Contrast Fabric – 3/4 yd
Lining Fabric - 1 yd
Heavyweight (Décor Bond) Interfacing – 2½ yd
Two 15" or longer zippers
Two 5/8” (15mm) magnetic snaps
Two 1.25" Slide Buckles
Two 1.25" Rectangular Loops
1/4 yd. Elastic (3/4" wide)
1 yd Cording (1/2", optional)
Draw Cord Lock (1" or larger, optional)

Use a sharp, jeans, or denim needle when you sew!

Buy the Slide Buckles and Rectangular Loops (you'll need two sets) here:

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Fabric Requirements are given for the Rotary Cutting method. However the file also includes paper patterns if you'd rather pin and cut with scissors. You may need a little more fabric using this method - layout your pattern pieces carefully!
The pattern may not be duplicated in any manner unless for your personal use. You may use this pattern to make and sell items at venues such as Etsy or craft fairs, as long as you are a small (one or two person) business. Please credit Sid’s In Stitches as the designer in your listing and promotional materials. Copyright for the design is retained by me.
You are purchasing a pdf sewing pattern for the bag, not the bag itself!

I have been designing needlework patterns for 32 years. Your pattern is a 49-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos (over 150) that has been tested by beginning sewers!

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Detailed instructions, can't wait to try out this pattern. Thanks

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