Trekoda Mini Backpack – PDF Sewing Pattern

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 is a small zipper 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.

Full video tutorial

Hardware kits available on the website

Want a simpler front pocket? There’s a video tutorial available here

Options: Two top shapes and two front pocket options

Finished size: 11″ tall x 9″ wide x 4″ deep.

Skill level: Intermediate

£7.50

(12 customer reviews)

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

Full video tutorial

Hardware Kit

Want the simpler front pocket design? There’s a video tutorial available here

Materials required:

  • 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)

Hardware kits are available in Australia from Online Bag Supplies

As this is an electronic product, I cannot process refunds or returns as they cannot be returned once delivered. This pattern, once purchased, is not to be shared or reproduced in anyway.

Acrylic templates are available for the Trekoda backpack here

Got a question? Check the FAQs page, or email me at countrycowdesigns@gmail.com

Photos of the tester bags are tagged with the maker name. You can find each maker here:

SAFETY

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 on 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.

12 reviews for Trekoda Mini Backpack – PDF Sewing Pattern

  1. Lisa

    Backpacks intimidate me. This is a great pattern. Along with the video, this was very simple and easy to follow. I’m happy with the finished product! I’ll be making more of these!!

  2. Susan Logsdon

    What a well written pattern that come together nicely.

  3. Janice Mccullen

    Loved the pattern and the instructions. Enjoyed the tutorial. Its gotten my granddaughter interested in making bags and backpacks which is a very good thing. THANK YOU SO MUCH

  4. Sue

    At first i thought £7.50 was quite an expense for a downloadable pattern. However it was easy to download and printed off accurately, no messing about trying to adjust sizing. The 2″ test square was spot on. Next i noticed hiw very detailed the materials needed were along with helpful suggestions of possible alternatives yoy may have in your stash. I was amazed at how detailed each instruction was complete with a colour photo. Each tiny steo is written and easily understood. I have watched thd YouTube vidti which runs alongside the instructions and that too, is is brilliant… not too fast and vlear to inderstand what is happening and what is said and meant. As yet i have mot had chance to make the actual back pack bug i don’t feel too intimidated because i know i have a great pattern/instructions and video to follow. Apologies for any typos..i cant scroll back to check on my phone.

  5. Linda

    Best bag pattern I have downloaded so far . Clear comprehensive instructions and the pattern pieces are perfect fit when bag assembled . Thank you I will definitely try another pattern from Country Cow Designs . I used really quite fine cotton bag and bag still has structure can’t wait to try making in heavier fabric may be adding some cork .

  6. Leanne F

    I have purchased all country Cow patterns, not at the same time, but when you first get started, it’s hard not to get them all. The designs are astonishing, the patterns fantasticly made. Love them all

  7. Kathy Ritchie

    I loved this pattern. It is very well written and Jo’s instructions are excellent. The video was also very helpful and made it so much easier. I have always wanted to try my hand at a backpack and this was the perfect pattern to try. I have made two already and will probably make more. – Kathy R.

  8. er

    This is one of the best patterns I have ever made…and I’ve made quite a few. It’s a great size and very well designed. I’ve made three of them in vinyl and cotton mixes and they all sewed up really well. There are a couple videos on youtube to help see it going together but the pattern is also well written. It is a comfortable bag to carry and can easily be made into a “convertible” crossbody/backpack. I highly recommend this pattern!

  9. Sue

    At first i thought £7.50 was quite an expense for a downloadable pattern. However it was easy to download and printed off accurately, no messing about trying to adjust sizing. The 2″ test square was spot on. Next i noticed hiw very detailed the materials needed were along with helpful suggestions of possible alternatives yoy may have in your stash. I was amazed at how detailed each instruction was complete with a colour photo. Each tiny steo is written and easily understood. I have watched thd YouTube vidti which runs alongside the instructions and that too, is is brilliant… not too fast and vlear to inderstand what is happening and what is said and meant. As yet i have mot had chance to make the actual back pack bug i don’t feel too intimidated because i know i have a great pattern/instructions and video to follow. Apologies for any typos..i cant scroll back to check on my phone.

  10. Linda

    Best bag pattern I have downloaded so far . Clear comprehensive instructions and the pattern pieces are perfect fit when bag assembled . Thank you I will definitely try another pattern from Country Cow Designs . I used really quite fine cotton bag and bag still has structure can’t wait to try making in heavier fabric may be adding some cork .

  11. Leanne F

    I have purchased all country Cow patterns, not at the same time, but when you first get started, it’s hard not to get them all. The designs are astonishing, the patterns fantasticly made. Love them all

  12. Kathy Ritchie

    I loved this pattern. It is very well written and Jo’s instructions are excellent. The video was also very helpful and made it so much easier. I have always wanted to try my hand at a backpack and this was the perfect pattern to try. I have made two already and will probably make more. – Kathy R.

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