It’s here! The Pavia Backpack pattern is here!
It feel like I have been promising and teasing this bag for forever, but it was worth the wait. I am thrilled with this pattern and the bags that can be made with it.
The inspiration for this bag comes from motorcycle jackets (specifically the “Ziggi” wool moto jacket that I made a few years ago that I’m sporting on my blog profile pic). I wanted the diagonal design lines, topstitching, and exposed zippers on the seam. I wanted fun construction techniques. I wanted this bag to work hard too. Bags need function and form, and I think the Pavia Backpack has them both in spades.
I’m telling you once you go backpack-as-purse you don’t really want to go back. It is just so much easier to deal with when you are on the go.
However, it doesn’t have to be worn as a backpack. The Pavia Backpack converts to a shoulder bag in a jiffy. No fussing with clips, or extra straps to make the change.
It doesn’t just stop there. If you extend the straps out, the Pavia Backpack will turn into a cross-body “messenger style” bag.
The top of the bag features a recessed zipper to keep your stuff in and little prying fingers out.
Inside, the Pavia Backpack has 2 pockets – a zippered pocket and a patch slip-in pocket.
For further customization, the Pavia Backpack pattern comes in three sizes corresponding to the length of the top zipper. The 18 inch bag is large and roomy – good for a diaper bag or for carrying your craft projects. The 16 inch bag is for those who prefer a smaller, but still roomy bag. The 14 inch bag is a “mini” or “tween” size backpack. (shown below left to right: 18 inch, 16 inch, 14 inch)
The approximate finished bag sizes are as follows:
- 18 inch size: 15 inches high by 14 inches wide by 5 inches deep
(38 cm high by 35 1/2 cm wide by 12 3/4 cm deep)
- 16 inch size: 13 1/4 inches high by 12 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches deep
(33 1/2 cm high by 31 3/4 cm wide by 11 1/2 cm deep)
- 14 inch size: 11 1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide by 4 inches deep
(29 1/4 cm high by 28 cm wide by 10 cm deep)
The 18 inch denim bag shown has been my go-to bag for almost a year now. I never leave the house without.
The pattern itself has been crafted and tested to make the sewing process as delightful as possible,with computer drawn illustrations and full-sized pattern pieces.
As with all Sew Fearless patterns, the Pavia Backpack pattern is designed to grow your sewing skill set. You will learn how how to install welt zipper pockets on a seam and into a lining, and how to add the structural support of a bag bottom.
I hope you love this pattern as much as I do!
Get your copy today, but don’t wait!
The Pavia Backpack Pattern is on sale until May 13th, 2018 only!