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The Calla Convertible Backpack – A Shoulder Bag and Backpack in One

The Calla Convertible backpack - PDF Sewing Pattern

This Calla Convertible backpack provides a sleek design without the bulk, and perfect for an iPad, and files or books with letter-sized paper. This free video features the wonderful Calla Convertible backpack. Celine quickly demonstrates how easy it is to convert the bag from a shoulder bag to a backpack, and how to select your hardware. This project is rated as suitable for intermediate sewers.

Get the Calla Convertible Backpack – PDF Pattern

FINISHED BAG MEASUREMENTS: width: 13 inches x height: 14 inches x depth: 2.5 inches.

The Calla Convertible backpack - PDF Sewing Pattern

Exterior fabric:

  1. 1/2 yard quilt weight cotton accent fabric

  2. 1/2 yard quilt weight main fabric

Lining fabric:

  1. 1 yard quilt weight cotton


  1. 2.5 yards lightweight fusible

  2. 1 yard fusible fleece

  3. 14” x 3.5” piece of heavyweight interfacing

Notions and supplies:

  1. (1) 7” zipper

  2. (1) 22” zipper (or longer)

  3. (2) 1” triangle rings

  4. (4) 1” D-rings

  5. (2) 1” swivel clasps

  6. (2) 1” rectangle slides

  7. double sided tape (DST)

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