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The Two Faced Backpack

Digital Sewing Pattern
THIS LISTING IS FOR A DIGITAL PATTERN which will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.
What's included?
Digital PDF file with 24 pages of step-by-step photo instructions
A fun & unique sewing pattern for an anti-theft reversible backpack
Handy cutting chart and pattern pieces to print at home
Full video tutorial
Instant download after purchase
All measurements are in imperial (inches) and metric (centimetres)
A0 file for use with projectors or a print shop
SVG files to use with cutting machines

Cork, vinyl or leather is required for the accent fabric. To see ALL the tester photos, and find out what makes this sewing pattern unique, read our blog post.

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PDF files for your personal use only. You can make bags using this pattern on a home-based production scale.


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Full Video Tutorial

The step by step video tutorial for sewing the Two Faced Backpack

This fun backpack is designed to be a half and half bag. It's great for keeping your valuables secure as you can wear it with the opening against your back. Use two exterior fabrics to create a bag that looks entirely different from two different sides and can be worn whichever way you prefer. It doesn't have a front and back, but instead has two faces!

  • 2 Exterior expandable pockets for standard size drink bottles
  • 1 Interior zip pocket
  • 2 Interior slip pockets
  • 1 Interior bottle holder
  • 4 Interior card slots

  • For the “second exterior” fabric, which is used around the main closure, I recommend using cotton or canvas. This will make it much easier to sew and be more forgiving if a mistake is made. Fabrics that don’t heal, such as vinyl, cork or waxed canvas, are only recommended for experienced bag makers.
  • For the “first exterior” fabric, cotton, canvas, vinyl or cork are good choices but beware of the thickness that will build up in the seams. Can your machine handle the thickness? For domestic machines, it’s usually best to stick with cotton, especially for your first bag.
  • The accent fabric needs to be cork, vinyl or leather as there will be raw edges on show. This is used for the expandable pocket trims, interior slip pocket trim and base overly.
14" tall x 10" wide x 3 3/4" deep (35.5cm t x 25.5cm w x 9.5cm d)

  • Reversible for security
  • Use two different fabrics to create a bag that you can wear two different ways
  • Expandable pockets on the exterior to fit standard size drink bottles
  • Lots of pockets for organising inside the bag
You can sell products made from this design on a home-based production scale.

Immediately after purchase, you will receive the following files:

  • PDF file including step by step photo instructions and printable pattern pieces (Letter paper format for those in the USA & Canada, A4 paper for those outside the USA & Canada)
  • A0 file - for print shop and projector use only
  • SVG files - for use with cutting machines such as Cricut or Cameo (not all pattern pieces are included as some are bigger than the mat size limit)

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 and that of your family only and is not to be shared or reproduced. See full terms and conditions.

Acrylic templates are available to purchase from:

  • 1/2 yd (50cm) First exterior fabric (44"/110cm wide)*
  • 1/2 yd (50cm) Second exterior fabric (44"/110cm wide)*
  • 8" (20cm) Accent fabric (cork, vinyl or leather for raw edges)
  • 1 yd (100cm) Lining fabric (44"/110cm wide)*
  • Medium weight woven fusible interfacing - enough for all cotton pieces
  • 42" (107cm) Foam stabiliser, ideally fusible (20"/50cm wide)
  • 3 1/2" (9cm) Fusible ultra-firm stabiliser such as Peltex (20"/50cm wide)
  • 10" (25.5cm) Fold-over elastic for expanding pockets
  • 9" (23cm) Stretch mesh fabric for expanding pockets and inner slip pocket
  • 5 1/4" (13.5cm) Flat elastic (1 1/2"/38mm wide)
  • 90" (230cm) Webbing for straps & grab handle (1"/25mm)


  • 2 x Rectangle rings 1" (25mm)
  • 2 x Strap sliders 1" (25mm)
  • *Optional* 6 x Medium (8mm post) rivets
  • 60" (155cm) No.5 size zip tape and five zip pulls

*Measurements account for directional fabrics

Page 48 of the pattern contains a list of various brand names for suitable interfacing and stabilisers

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. Got a question? Check the FAQs page, or email us at

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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