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QUINTALIEN as its name implies is a 5 in 1 matching bag set (MAXI, MIDI, MINI, MICRO & MILLI).

MAXI, MIDI and MINI are all backpacks (included in this set), while MICRO is a crossbody bag and MILLI is a wristlet. MICRO and MILLI are a separate pattern that can be bought separately as a pair, or as a bundle with the backpack set (see the other listings here).

The QUINTALIEN backpacks are a set of large, medium and small alien shaped bags (MAXI, MIDI & MINI) with two appliquéd eyes on the front. They have a zipper pouch on the back as well as a slip pocket behind the pouch. On the interior, there is another slip pocket and a zipper pocket.

Sizing info:
Finished measurements of the backpacks are as follows (W x H x D):
12" x 14½" x 5" (30.5cm x 36.8cm x 12.7cm) {MAXI};
10" X 12" X 4" (25.4cm x 30.5cm x 10cm {MIDI};
9" X 11" X 3" (23cm x 30cm x 7.6cm) {MINI}

The pattern:
Pattern format comes in A4, Letter, A0 and projector formats, making it accessible to a wide range of sewists.

There are over 250 step by step clear photos and detailed instructions to accompany you as you sew. What are you waiting for? Grab your supplies and let's sew away.

  • Imperial and metric measurements are used throughout the pattern (cm and inches)
  • The bag comes in three sizes (Maxi, midi and mini)
  • Step by step detailed instructions on how to make the bag with about 250 clear photos
  • A4/ Letter, A0 and Projector pattern pieces are provided in a separate zip file.
  • Links to where you can find our support group and page in case you need help, support or want to show off your makes
  • Coloring pages for you to bring your imagination to life with colored pencils or markers before cutting into your pretty fabrics.

Materials needed:

  • Your chosen fabrics (such as, but not limited to leather, faux leather , vinyl, cork)
  • Your chosen medium weight interfacing (based on the thickness of the fabrics chosen)
  • Your chosen foam and fleece interfacing
  • Thread to match all fabrics
  • A pressing iron or steam press
  • 9 multi-purpose zippers for the whole set.
  • (6) x 1" (25mm) adjustable sliders for the complete set of backpacks (MAXI, MIDI & MINI)
  • (6) x 1" (25mm) rectangle rings for the complete set of backpacks (MAXI, MIDI & MINI)
  • 3¼ yards / 3 meters of 1" webbing

Please note that this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download it immediately after check out.