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Linnea is a fashionable backpack large enough to carry around all of your essentials, including a 14” laptop. The snaps on the exterior gusset give the bag a sleek shape but allows for easier access to the interior of your bag when unsnapped.


Linnea Backpack Bag Video Tour:





  • Adjustable Straps 

  • Exterior Zipper Pocket

  • Interior Zipper Pocket

  • Large Interior Slip pocket large enough for a laptop

  • Written Instructions as well as detailed pictures

  • YouTube/Video Tutorial Links

  • Printable, Projector, and A0 Files

  • Cut files (SVG, Studio3, and Brother Scan & Cut) (For the contrast pieces only)





11”W x 14.5”H x 4”D




Fabric Requirements

  • 1 18” roll of faux leather/vinyl

  • 1 12” roll with a WOF 56” for the straps

  • (If using contrast fabric) 12” x 31” of Contrasting faux leather/ vinyl

  • 1 yard of cotton woven lining fabric



  • 2 yards 20” WOF woven interfacing 

  • 1.25 yards of 17” WOF Decovil light.  If you prefer a more stable bag, Decovil Heavy is recommended.



  • (2) 1” Rectangle rings

  • (2) 1” Adjustable sliders, wide mouth might be preferable pending materials

  • (1) 18mm magnetic snap

  • (1-3) Zipper ends, 2 are optional for the front tie

  • (2 sets)- Snaps (I used 12.5 mm)

  • (2) 1” Strap ends (optional)

  • 1 yard of #5 continuous zipper tape  (cut into 7”, 9” & 13” pieces)

  • (3) #5 zipper pulls

  • (12) Medium (8mm) Rivets, Depending on your faux leather thickness, you might need 2 Large (10 mm) Rivets when attaching the straps to the bag (aka Marine Vinyl)


Other Materials

  • Rivet setting Tool

  • 1/4” Double sided tape

  • Superglue 

  • Acrylic leather paint (optional)

  • Chalk or marking pen




The Linnea Backpack is categorized as an intermediate but can be sewn by a beginner who is familiar with basic sewing terms.


**Every Part of this pattern can be done on a domestic machine.  You do not need an industrial to sew this bag!**




Love the Linnea fabric used to make the Linnea Backpack? By purchasing this pattern buyer will receive a one time code to preorder this fabric on any base at a 10% discount. Linnea fabric can be found in our Pick-A-Print section.


Linnea Fabric:




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**This is not a physical bag. Due to this being an instant download there will be no refunds for digital products.**


  • This purchase is for a PDF pattern, not a finished product. There are NO REFUNDS for digital files sold.

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