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Big Bluestem Backpack

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The Big Bluestem Backpack is an unlined waxed canvas pattern. Designed to be a simple backpack for quick cutting and sewing, and lots of using.


  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Padded back panel
  • Large top zipper opening
  • Zipper flaps covering both zippers
  • Large front zipper pocket for accessories
  • Fits a 15” laptop for school or work

Pattern comes with step-by-step, easy to follow, written instructions and illustrations.

If you haven’t made a bag before, this is a good pattern to get started with.

The waxed canvas gets lovely wrinkle lines with use.

Fabric notes: 

  • 1 yard 56” wide or 1 1/2 yard 42” wide 10 oz waxed cotton canvas
  • 1/2 yard batting -- sweatshirt fabric, an old blanket, cotton quilting batting, etc. can be used
  • 2 yards 1” webbing
  • 2 rectangle D rings for 1” webbing
  • 2 slide adjusters for 1” webbing
  • 30” zipper bag zipper
  • 12” zipper one way zipper

Sewing level: Advanced beginner

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