Liesl + Co Day in the Park Backpack/Tote PDF

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Buy the A Day in the Park Backpack Tote sewing pattern from Liesl + Co. This versatile bag can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag, or tote and is suitable as a second project for new sewers. The fully lined interior includes a zippered pocket and divided patch pocket for pencils, a phone, or other small items.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

Suggested fabrics: Medium to lightweight fabrics such as upholstery fabric, cotton home decorating fabric, quilting cottons, linen, or wool.

Fabric requirements:

3/4 yd (0.7 m) of 44″ (112 cm) wide medium-weight fabric for the exterior (body) of the bag (allow extra fabric for matching or centring a pattern).

1/2 yd (0.5 m) of 44″ (112 cm) wide medium-weight fabric for the straps and inside patch pocket (straps are cut on the cross grain; for directional fabrics, buy 1 yd/0.9 m and cut the straps on the long grain).

3/4 yd (0.7 m) of 44″ (112 cm) wide light to medium-weight fabric.

1/2 yd (0.5 m) of 60″ (152 cm) wide cotton canvas.

Sizing: One size. The body of the bag measures 13.5″ tall (without the straps), 12″ wide, and 2″ deep.

Notions: Coordinating thread (one colour to match each of your fabrics); 1 1/2 yd (1.4 m) heavy sew-in interfacing (or 1/2 yd/0.5 m if using heavy-weight fabric for the exterior); two 1 1/4″ – 1 3/4″ O-rings; one magnetic snap; four small rivets; one 7″ zipper; one 1″ – 1 1/2″ button; small scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing (approx. 2″ x 9″). Note: A walking foot is strongly recommended due to the number of fabric layers.

PDF pattern includes: Illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (23 pages); 36″ wide copy shop pattern (1 sheet). Does not include an A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Cottons, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen, Wools

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


One Size

Pattern format


PDF Printing

23 Pages

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