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Yoshi Sling Backpack - PDF Sewing Pattern

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This is a PDF Pattern in English available for instant download, NOT a physical product. Due to the nature of the product, I cannot process refunds or returns as it cannot be returned once electronically delivered. This pattern, once purchased, is not to be shared or reproduced in anyway.

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Click here to see photos of all the tester bags!

The Yoshi Sling Backpack is an ideal bag to carry your everyday essentials while keeping your hands free. The front of the bag has 2 zip pockets, one hidden and one exposed. There is a welt pocket at the back, which keeps your phone safe since it is against your body while you wear it. A slip pocket and a zipper pocket are located on the inside.

You can wear the bag as a sling bag with a single 1.5" wide strap, or as a backpack with two 1" wide straps. I have created a separate instructions file for a Double-Sided Sling Strap that combines vinyl, cork or leather with webbing. You can make the Double-Sided Sling Strap instead of the one in the main instructions file. The pattern is free and can be downloaded from here.

The bag can be finished by binding or birthing method. The binding method shown in the pattern is very simple and easy to do. This method gives you room for error, so you won't have to worry about binding not fitting right. For the birthing method, the bag is turned through an opening left at the bottom of the lining. Through the opening in the interior zipper pocket, the lining panel opening is closed.

This pattern is suitable for most domestic sewing machine.

The pattern includes 22 pages of step-by-step instructions with plenty of colour photographs to help you through each step. Also included in the PDF pattern are printable pattern pieces for your home printer.

The following files will all be included with your PDF pattern purchase:

  • SVG files (for Cricut Maker, Brother Scan N Cut & Silhouette)
  • A0 size (for printing at your local copy shop - if you do not wish to tape together the pattern pages included in the PDF pattern, OR to use with a home projector to cut out fabric).

Video Tutorial:

1) Yoshi Sling Backpack tutorial by Ashley Florack

2) Yoshi Sling Backpack tutorial by Jeannie's Designs

3) Yoshi Sling Backpack tutorial by SiahSwag

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Finished Size: 8" W x 10" H x 3.5" D

Acrylic Templates: Available from Arc Expressions

Materials Required:

• Exterior fabric - 3/4 yard of Woven fabric (44” wide) OR Vinyl/cork (55” wide)

• Lining fabric - 3/4 yard of Woven fabric (44” wide) OR Waterproof Canvas (54” wide)

• Medium Weight Fusible Woven Interfacing - 1 1/4 yards (45” wide)

• Decovil Light - 5/8 yard

• One 6.5” long #5 zipper with 1 pull installed (Front Pocket Zipper)

• One 6.5” long #5 zipper with 1 pull installed (Hidden Pocket Zipper)

• One 14.5” long #5 zipper with 1 or 2 pulls installed (Gusset Zipper)

• One 7” long #5 zipper with 1 pull installed (Interior Pocket Zipper)

• 1” wide Cotton/nylon Webbing - 18.5” (For D-ring Connectors & Handle) 

• Three 1” wide D-rings

• One 1.5” wide Slider (For Sling Strap) OR Two 1” wide Sliders (For Shoulder Straps)

• Two 1.5” wide Swivel Clips (For Sling Strap) OR Four 1” wide Swivel Clips (For Shoulder Straps)

• Rivets

• Metal Tag/Label OR Bag Accessory (Optional)

• Coordinating thread

• Erasable marking pen or chalk

• Masking tape/duct tape

• Double-sided tape (Recommended)

• Quick dry fabric glue/ super glue OR a lighter (For topstitching)

You can sell bags made from this pattern, provided it's home based production. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions:

You will get the following files:
  • ZIP (800KB)
  • PDF (12MB)
  • PDF (83KB)