Kynsa Backpack – PDF Digital Sewing Pattern

THIS LISTING IS FOR A DIGITAL PATTERN in English which will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.

What’s included?

    • Digital PDF file with 15 pages of step by step photo instructions
    • Handy cutting chart and pattern pieces to print at home
    • Full video tutorial
    • Instant download after purchase
    • A unique design that’s fun to make
    • Designed and created on a domestic sewing machine
    • All measurements are in imperial (inches) and metric (centimetres)

Finished size: 11 1/2″ high x 11″ wide x 6″ deep (29cm h x 28cm w x 15.25cm d)

Skill level: Ambitious beginner – no curves and no zips

Pockets: Nice & simple, just one exterior slip pocket

Recommended fabrics: Cotton, canvas, cork, vinyl or leather. Your chosen fabrics should be suitable for the capabilities of your sewing machine. If using a basic domestic sewing machine, we recommend using cotton or canvas for your first bag.

Selling bags: You can sell bags made from this design on a home-based production scale.

Hardware Kits: Available here

This is NOT a finished bag. This is a digital sewing pattern to download and print at home to help you create your own bag. This digital file is for your personal use only and is not to be shared or reproduced. See full terms and conditions.


This pattern does not include SVG files for use on cutting machines.

For printing at home, please use the letter paper file if you’re in the USA or Canada, or the A4 file for everywhere else.

This bag is designed so you can throw everything in it for a day out. It’s got a slouchy, relaxed feel, perfect for the beach. Kynsa comes from the Cornish word for “first” or “initial”. This is Adam’s first fabric pattern so we thought it was a fitting name. We recommend this pattern as suitable for ambitious beginners. It doesn’t include any curves or zips, so everything is quite straight-forward. We recommend watching the video tutorial linked below if this is one of your first bags!

This is a PDF digital sewing pattern in English available for instant download. See the “DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS” page for details on how to download your pattern after purchase.

This pattern is written using both imperial (inches) and metric (centimetres) measurements.

Included in the photos are bags made by our pattern testers. Please be aware that some of the testers have made small modifications to their bags. Instructions for these modifications are not included in the pattern.

Required Supplies:

  • 1 yard (90cm) Exterior fabric – cotton, canvas, cork, vinyl or leather (44″/110cm wide)*
  • 1 yard (90cm) Lining fabric – cotton or canvas (44″/110cm wide)*
  • 4 yards x 1″ (365cm x 2.5cm) Cotton or nylon webbing
  • 1/2 yd x 33″ (50cm x 84cm) Ultra firm stabiliser – Peltex 71F, Decovil Heavy or similar
  • Medium weight woven interfacing (G700/SF101 or similar) – suitable amount for any cotton fabrics you’re using
  • 1 x 1″ (2.5cm) Swivel hook
  • 2 x 3/4″ (1.8cm) Magnetic snaps
  • 3 x 1″ (2.5cm) Strap sliders
  • 2 x 1″ (2.5cm) Rectangle rings
  • 14 x Medium rivets (optional)
  • 3 x 1″ (2.5cm) Strap ends (optional)

*Measurements account for directional fabrics

As this is an electronic product, we cannot process refunds or returns as it cannot be returned once delivered. This pattern, once purchased, is not to be shared or reproduced in any way.

Downloads are limited to 10 per file as a precaution to stop bots from sharing download links. If you need your download limit refreshed, please email us and we’ll be happy to sort it for you.
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When you purchase access to Digital Products you are purchasing a non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access the information for your personal use only. You may not publish or share the digital products or your login details with anyone else.  The copyright for this pattern belongs to Country Cow Designs Ltd. It is therefore illegal to reproduce or share the pattern with others, or claim it as your own design. This includes using the pattern to teach classes or for any other commercial use. If you wish to use one of our patterns to teach a class, you must contact us for consent first and each student/attendee must purchase their own personal copy of the pattern.


To make this bag you’ll need to use various tools/equipment. You should only use tools that are well maintained and that you are competent at using. I recommend reading and following the safety instructions provided by the manufacturer of each tool. This pattern does not include safety precautions for the use of tools, so you are responsible for the safe use of any tools you use. If in doubt, seek guidance from an experienced professional of the tools you are using or contact the manufacturer directly. You are responsible for ensuring that you have a safe and suitable working environment. The instructions in this pattern are suggestions only and you are responsible for ensuring that you can carry out the suggestions safely without causing injury or harm to yourself or others. You are also responsible for ensuring that your sewing machine and other equipment are capable of carrying out the suggestions. I cannot be held accountable for damage caused because the tools used are unsuitable.


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