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The Cornish Backpack

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 27 pages of step-by-step photo instructions
A unique bag design with straps that secure it when being worn
All rectangular pattern pieces - use the handy cutting chart or pattern pieces to print at home
Full video tutorial
Instant download after purchase
All measurements are imperial only (inches)

This is one of our older patterns so please be aware the layout is different to our newer patterns. The pattern pieces are all rectangles and can be cut from the cutting chart without any need to print. However, we've included a separate file for printable pattern pieces if you wish to use it.

Skill Level

ambitious beginner


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


Full Video Tutorial

This is one of our older patterns so the video isn't as crisp as our new ones, but I'll still walk you through every step of the process.

The Cornish Backpack is a unique backpack design from Country Cow Designs. What makes this backpack different from others? The straps come through the top of the bag, making it more difficult for people to take things out of your bag whilst you’re wearing it. It also allows you to carry it on your arm like a tote when you need to.

Other features include a magnetic snap and optional zipper closure panel that folds flat within the bag. It has two front pockets that are sized to carry a standard drinks bottle or your flip flops. It’s sized to fit a standard/small laptop, such as a Microsoft Surface, with room to spare.
Double exterior slip pocket
Interior zip pocket
For simplicity, I refer to the fabrics as “exterior”, “feature”, “contrast” and “lining”. However, you can mix and change your fabrics depending on your
design, as you’ll notice I do in the pattern photos. See page 4 for the list of pattern pieces.

For the “feature”, “contrast” and “lining” you can use quilting cotton, canvas, or a thicker fabric depending what your machine can handle.

For the “exterior”, the pattern uses 1mm cork which is suitable for most domestic sewing machines. You can replace this with vinyl, leather or similar if your machine can manage it.
17" tall x 13" wide x 3" deep
Secure closure so people can't take things from your bag
Slim design
Zip top or magnetic snap top closure
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 a cutting chart for the pattern pieces
  • Separate PDF file with printable pattern pieces (Letter paper format for those in the USA & Canada, A4 paper for those outside the USA & Canada)
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
17" No.5 zipper tape & 1 zipper pull (optional)
13" No.3 zip
1 x Magnetic snap
2 x 1" Rectangle rings
2 x 1" Strap sliders
2 x 1" Oblong grommets
7 x 6mm Rivets
1 1/2yd Exterior fabrics (44" width)
2/3yd Lining fabric (44" width)
1 1/3yd Medium woven interfacing - SF101/Wovenfuse/G700 (35" width)
1/3yd Medium non-woven interfacing - Pellon Craftfuse (35" width)
3" x 9" Sew-in foam - Bosal/Annie's S&S/Style-Vil (for the base)
1/3yd Fusible fleece - Pellon 987F/Vilene H640 (for the main body of the bag)
1/3yd Decovil light or similar weight stabiliser (optional additional support for grommets and top piece)

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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