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Trekoda Mini 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 24 pages of photo instructions showing how to sew your backpack
Handy cutting chart and pattern pieces to print at home
A full video tutorial available on my YouTube channel
An additional video tutorial for a simpler front panel
Instant download after purchase
All measurements are imperial (inches)

Options: Two top shapes and two front pocket options

Skill Level



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 first video tutorials but I'm sure you will still find it really helpful.

This mini backpack is great for kids and adults alike. It has NO binding and NO drop-in lining. It’s turned through the lining and sewn up through the zipper pocket to give a neat finish to the lining. The exterior features a slip pocket and zipped pocket with a flap for extra security. Inside the bag is a small zip pocket. Details are included to reduce and reposition the straps for adults and children.

It has two style options for the top of the bag: a boxy finish or a rounded finish. You can also choose a plain or cargo front pocket. There are no raw edges in the pattern so you can use cotton, cork or vinyl, provided your machine can manage it.
For the exterior fabrics, I recommend cotton, canvas or cork. You could use vinyl but make sure your machine is capable of sewing through multiple layers of vinyl. If you’re using cork or vinyl, don’t add the woven interfacing.

If you choose to use cork, vinyl, or similar for the front pocket and are using a domestic sewing machine, I recommend making the plain front pocket as the base is more difficult to fit with a bulky cargo pocket.

For the lining fabric, I recommend quilting cotton or similar.

Your fabric choices should be suitable to what your sewing machine can handle. If using a heavy fabric for the exterior, such as cork or vinyl, consider using cotton for the strap connectors and strap triangles. This will reduce bulk in the thickest seam on the back of the bag.
11″ tall x 9″ wide x 4″ deep
Two bag shapes to choose from
Two front slip pocket styles to choose from
Exterior zip pocket
Interior zip pocket
No binding
You can sell products made from this design on a home-based production scale.

Acrylic templates are available to purchase from:

Kallosphere in the UK
ARC Expressions in the USA
32" No.5 zipper tape & 3 zipper pulls
7" No.3 zip
2 x 1" Rectangle or D-rings
2 x 1" Strap sliders
2 x Magnetic snaps
1yd Exterior fabric (44" width)
2/3yd Lining fabric (44" width)
2yd Medium woven interfacing - SF101/Wovenfuse/G700 (35" width)
1/3yd Sew-in foam - Bosal/Annie's S&S/Style-Vil (28" width)
1FQ Decovil light (can be replaced with sew-in foam if preferred)

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.

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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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