Sailrite® Waxed Canvas Backpack Pattern

SKU: 124921



Make your own custom vintage-inspired backpack or knapsack with this template pattern. For DIYers who prefer to choose their own fabric, notions and hardware pieces, this is the perfect solution! This sheet of Sailrite® Patterning Material is plotted and numbered with all the template pieces needed to make our Waxed Canvas Backpack Kit (#124926, #124927, #124928, #124931).

Once you choose your own fabric, notions and hardware, you can follow along with our step-by-step video tutorial to complete the backpack kit. Or use our tutorial as a guideline and make the backpack to your own specifications and liking — it’s totally customizable. The best part is that these template pieces are reusable, so you can make as many backpacks as you want.

Finished Measurements: 31"L x 12-1/2"W, unrolled

Here are the materials you’ll need to make the backpack shown in the video below:

  • 1 yd. bag fabric of choice
  • 1 yd. lining fabric of choice
  • 5" x 15" panel veg tan leather 4 to 5 oz.
  • 8 ft. 1-1/2" webbing
  • 1 ft. 1" hook
  • 1 ft. 1" loop
  • 2 snap fastener cloth-to-cloth assemblies
  • 2 1-1/2" adjustable strap buckles
  • Double cap rivets (for decoration)
  • Rivets installation tool (if needed)
  • 2 pieces template plastic (for stiffener)

If you follow along with our video tutorial, you'll learn some valuable sewing skills and techniques including:

  • 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.