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82 Backpack Leather Craft PDF Pattern Download

82 Backpack Leather Craft PDF Pattern Download

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This is a PDF pattern to make the backpack, not the actual physical product!

Compact and minimalistic backpack that can be completed in 1-2 days. No zippers folks :-D
Great project for using some beautiful natural edge, holes, imperfections, brands etc on the flap. You can also assemble it from different pieces (i.e. make a diagonal seam or something), or use rivets and other fancy hardware - it’s a clean canvas to get creative and have fun.
It has only one pocket (inside).

Size: approx. 12" high, 8.5" wide, 3" deep


5-6 oz leather might be optimal, medium to firm hand. I used 4.5 oz which is also a little bit too soft, but it works, too. 7-9 oz for the straps.


2 x 1” buckles


Scissors, knife (paper knife or rotary cutter would also work).
Stitching irons: my pattern is made for 5 SPI stitching irons (5 stitches per inch).
Needles - according to your thread size, a pair of harness needles.
Mallet, hole punch, snap setter, rivet setter.

Pattern is designed for hand stitching.

Formats: A4 and USLetter.

The pattern has stitching holes marked for 5 SPI stitching irons (5 stitches per inch, or approximately 5.2 mm). 5 mm stitching irons made by metric system sometimes fit, sometimes they don’t (depending on manufacturer). If you have 5 mm irons and the spacing seems a tad too large for them you can print the pattern at 96.2% scale. I advise to print one page and try your irons to see how they fit before printing the entire pattern.

Video about how to print the patterns and solve common printing problems:

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