Trekoda Mini Backpack - PDF Sewing Pattern

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Product Overview

This is a PDF Pattern in English available for instant download. See the "HOW TO DOWNLOAD PATTERNS" page for details on how to download your pattern after purchase. Click on the images above to zoom in.


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 flap for extra security. Inside is a small zipper pocket. Details are included to reduce and reposition the straps for adults and children. A full video tutorial is included.

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.

Options: Two top shapes and two front pocket options

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

Skill level: Intermediate

Full video tutorial

Want a simpler front pocket? 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 replace 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 it 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

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Photos of the tester bags are tagged with the maker name. You can find each maker here:
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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  • 5
    Trekoda mini Backpack

    Posted by Leanne F on 24th Jan 2021

    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

  • 5
    Trekoda Mini Backpack

    Posted by Kathy Ritchie on 13th Dec 2020

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Janice Mccullen on 9th Dec 2020

    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

  • 5
    Trekoda Backpack

    Posted by Susan Logsdon on 7th Dec 2020

    What a well written pattern that come together nicely.

  • 5
    Trekoda Mini Backpack

    Posted by Lisa on 5th Dec 2020

    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!!

  • 5

    Posted by er on 15th Nov 2020

    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!