Small Backpack PDF Purse Pattern EASY Carryall Kelly Tutorial DIY Purse



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Easy instructions to DIY purse size backpack. PDF Purse Pattern lets you Sew It Tonight! Carryall Kelly is a compact daypack with lots of conveniences. Includes paper templates.

It's easy to make this small backpack. It has pockets under the flap, a full side pocket for a water bottle, a side pocket for your cellphone, and a secure pocket in the back. Inside there is a zipper pocket, a pen pocket, and 2 small pockets. EASY construction techniques with both rotary cutting and paper patterns you can print out yourself.

This pattern uses rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly to make it EASY! It is in English with over 100 color photos and 33 pages of step-by-step instructions. Plus paper pattern pieces if you're rather pin and cut!

The finished size of this purse is 10” high (26 cm), 8" wide (20 cm), and 5” deep (12 cm).

Size comparisons of my purse designs:

Fabric Requirements:
Outside Fabric – 1 yd
Contrast Fabric - ½ yd
Lining Fabric – 3/4 yd
Heavyweight Fusible Interfacing (Pellon Decor Bond) – 1½ yd
10” or more zipper
2 Slide Buckles - 1.25"
2 Rectangular Loops - 1.25"

You can buy the buckle sets in my shop:

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

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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 purses 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 purse, not the purse itself!

I have been designing needlework patterns for 32 years. Your pattern is a 33-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

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I love that I'm able to print this out or just reference from the computer or my phone. I had a problem (I'm still a novice at sewing & haven't been taught to read patterns) & my question was answered the next morning. Great patterns, great price, & great customer service!

Brandy McDonald Feb 18, 2014

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Vey cute pattern. Good instructions. A great purse to hold everything you need.

Gay Fronek Sep 24, 2015

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Sorry it took so long to get back to you. This is an awesome pattern and I will be ording more.

Reviewed by Anonymous Apr 23, 2013

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Susan Decker Nov 26, 2013

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