Sailrite® Waxed Canvas Backpack Kit Green

SKU: 124928



Sew it yourself! This stylish waxed canvas backpack has the look of a vintage knapsack. The leather accents and antique brass hardware pieces add to its high-end look and bespoke style. It's the perfect accessory for school, work or as your everyday bag. It easily holds a laptop, books and other essentials. With both an outside and inside pocket, there's plenty of space and storage. A lining fabric adds to the polished appearance of this DIY kit. No one will believe you made it yourself!

Here are just a few of the skills you'll learn while making this backpack:

  • How to create a bag pocket.
  • How to add a lining to the inside of a bag.
  • How to install bag fastener hardware.
  • How to make a bag handle.
  • How to cut leather and apply leather dye and finishing products (dye not included in kit).
  • How to sew webbing, leather and more.

This Waxed Canvas Backpack Kit comes with all the supplies you need to sew your own custom-made, high-quality backpack. The backpack is made from DuraWax™ Light Waxed Canvas, a rugged and durable waxed cotton duck fabric. Waxed canvas develops a patina when the fabric is folded, scratched or scuffed. This adds to the beauty and rugged look of this material. Like a full grain leather, waxed canvas looks better with age and wear.

The pattern comes pre-plotted on reusable Sailrite® Patterning Material. The pattern pieces are even numbered for you, making assembly a breeze. Once the patterning material template pieces are cut out, you can reuse them again and again with new fabric to make as many backpacks as you want. A removable plastic insert attaches to the inside bag bottom with hook-and-loop tape to help the backpack keep its shape.

Finished Measurements: 16"H x 11-1/2"W x 4-1/2"D

Please Note: This kit does not come with leather dye for the leather accent pieces. If you wish to dye your leather you will need to order Fiebing's Leather Dye separately. There are no written instructions for this kit. We have made a detailed how-to instructional video, found below, on how to sew and assemble the backpack.

Backpack Kit Includes:

  • 1 yd. DuraWax™ Light Waxed Canvas
  • 1 yd. Cordura® Classic 500D Fabric (for lining)
  • 1 Sailrite® Waxed Canvas Backpack Kit Pattern pre-plotted on Sailrite Patterning Material
  • 5" x 15" Natural Vegetable Tanned Leather Panel 4 to 5 oz.
  • 8 ft. 1-1/2" Polyester Webbing
  • 1 ft. 1" Nylon Hook
  • 1 ft. 1" Nylon Loop
  • 2 Loxx® Pull It Up Fastener Cloth-to-Cloth Sets for Thick Assemblies (Antique Brass)
  • Loxx® Pull It Up Fastener Locking Key
  • 2 YKK® Adjustable Strap Buckles Black 1-1/2"
  • Double Cap Rivets Antique Brass (24 pack)
  • Double Cap Rivet Tools
  • Template Plastic Plain A4 (2 pack)
  • Tex 90 UV Bonded Polyester Thread
  • Sailrite® Woven Sew In Tags
  • Backpack Material Card