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Desmond Roll Top Backpack Pattern

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The Desmond backpack is perfect for your next adventure, whether that be a weekend getaway, trip to the market, or commute to the office. It’s big enough for all of your essentials, but small enough to use as an airplane carry-on, easily fitting in under seat storage as well as in overhead bin space.

A simplified design features a roll top closure, zipper pocket on the front for smaller items, and two slip pockets on the sides. The pack is fully lined with additional open top pockets on the inside.

This is a PDF pattern delivered by e-mail, not a physical paper pattern.

Additional Information

This is an unstructured pack (no frame or padding), so it’s not the kind of pack you would use for lots of heavy books, a jungle trek, or mountaineering with heavy loads. Perfect for use as an everyday bag.

Please note that this is a PDF pattern. It will be e-mailed to you after completing payment. A guide on how to print and assemble the pattern is here. Your download will contain as a zip file with two separate files inside, one for directions (12 pages), one for the pattern (28 pages). Both files print on US Letter or A4 size paper.

Skill level: intermediate.

Finished pack dimensions: 16.5″ tall, 11.5″ wide, 5″ deep

Fabric Requirements:

  • 1 yard exterior fabric, 60″ wide. Medium to heavy weight woven fabric. Example: 10 oz cotton canvas or bottom weight woven fabric.
  • 1 yard lining fabric, 45″ wide. Medium weight woven fabric. Example: 7 oz – 10 oz cotton canvas, or bottom weight woven fabric.
  • Lighter weight fabric should be interfaced with light to medium weight fusible interfacing.

Hardware Requirements:

  • (2) 1″ snap hooks
  • (2) 1″ D-rings
  • (2) 1″ slides
  • (4) 1″ O-rings (D-Rings can be used in place of O-Rings)
  • (4) Yards 1″ wide medium-weight webbing (If using natural fiber webbing, get an extra 6″)
  • (1) 9″ zipper

Complete hardware kits (with and without webbing/zipper) available here.

Buy the pattern together with a hardware kit and save $1!

In addition to detailed instructions and illustrations included with the pattern, a full step-by-step sewing tutorial is available here.

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