Sweet Lyra Backpack (2 sizes + videos)
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Just like its cousin the Sweetheart Saddlebag, the Sweet Lyra Backpack has curves in all the right places and it's a super fun sew.
This backpack is like no other in that it has a vertical zip opening in the front to allow you to reach easily into the bottom of your bag and access the super handy pockets. The tech pocket is lightly padded with a front slip pocket and handy pen holder.
Oh, and did I mention the hidden zipper pocket under the flap, on the reverse of the bag.
With the Mini version of this backpack, it has a press stud closure making it a slightly quicker sew. The mini also has an inside pocket to keep things secure. It's super cute at 80% but can still fit all of the essentials.
There are two sew-a-long YouTube video tutorials from the designer, Crafted By Leanne, showing you how to make the Sweet Lyra Backpack, which you can view below:
Regular Sweet Lyra finished bag size 33cm x 38cm x 10cm (13” x 15” x 4”)
Mini Sweet Lyra finished bag size 25.5cm x 30.5cm (10” x 12”)
Please note this is an advanced beginner/ intermediate pattern.
An easy-to-follow pattern with detailed instructions and lots of pictures. Measurements are in both inches and cm.
File 1 includes the instructions and pattern pieces for the regular-sized zipper backpack.
File 2 includes the instructions and pattern pieces for the mini backpack.
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.