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The Luxe Sac converts from a tote to a backpack in just one tug, it’s stylish and strong. The drawstring backpack is a real fashion item at the moment – I’ve turned it into a real quality item that can be used every day, it’s substantial, fully lined and has tote handles so it can be used in two different ways.

Carry as a tote for a great look for the office or mall or pull on the ropes to close up and use as a really handy backpack for the gym or your commute home. It’s a great bag for men too – make in oilskin or canvas for a beautiful rugged look.

The outside has a roomy zipped compartment large enough for all your essentials
Inside is a large zipped pocket for your valuables

Buy snazzy braided ropes or marine cord economically from Ebay or your local DIY stores. They really do set off the bag nicely and are available in a huge amount of colour mixes.

Make in any Medium to heavy weight fabric of your choice – You can use canvas, furnishing fabrics, vinyl, tweed, cordura, cork, oilskin or denims too. Mix and match your fabrics or just make in a solid colour for a sophisticated look.

Approx finished measurements:
41 x 36 cm (16 x 14”)

The pattern:
20 pages of full-colour tutorial style instructions with detailed photos PLUS full video sew-along will walk you through making a professional-looking bag in no time

❤ Computer drafted full size pattern pieces included
❤ Full length YouTube video tutorial included
❤ All measurements given in inches and cm
❤ Complete, easy to follow instructions full colour photos for every step
❤ Relevant sewing tips
❤ A list of material requirements and suggestions
❤ Printer friendly. Prints on US letter size or A4 paper

Outer fabric 0.75m (¾ yd) –Medium weight fabric of your choice
Lining 1m (1 yd) – Any light weight fabric of your choice
Medium fusible interfacing – I use Vilene F220 or Pellon SF101.
Fusible fleece 0.5m (1/2 yd)
One 10” #5 zip or continuous zip
One 7” nylon zip #3
Two ¾ inch (20mm) D rings
5m (5 yd) Marine cord or braided rope 7 or 8mm

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern.