Promise Ring Backpack

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

I’m delighted to show you the newest pattern to join my pattern shop, the Promise Ring Backpack! I designed this as a small purse-style backpack that would allow you to be out and about this summer while being hands-free, but it also makes an adorable child’s backpack!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

The backpack features solid accents to make your feature fabric pop! The straps are adjustable and clipped to the sides of the backpack. A flap with a magnetic snap closure keeps your belongings safe, and there is a zippered pocked in the lining to store your cell phone.

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For my sample, I used an out-of-print fabric by Tula Pink from her ‘Flutterby’ line; this is one of my favorite prints ever. The lining fabric is also by Tula Pink, from ‘Acacia’. I used 40wt. Aurifil thread to make the bag, and the purse hardware is my branded Sew Sweetness Purseware, which you can find at your local quilt shop or in my online shop.

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

Finished Size: 9-1/2” wide x 11-1/2” tall x 5-1/2” deep

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

 

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

 

 

 

 

Supplies

  • 3/4 yard of Exterior Fabric
  • 3/4 yard of Lining Fabric
  • 3/4 yard of Solid Fabric for the straps and accents
  • 1/2 yard of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam [Flex Foam is only 20” wide so please double                     the amount called for if using Flex Foam], or automotive headliner fabric)
  • 2-1/2 yards of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible interfacing)
  • 7” zipper
  • Invisible magnetic snap   -OR-   1/2” regular magnetic snap
  • 1” metal slider
  • Two metal swivel clips (to hold 1” wide straps)
  • Two 3/4” d-rings
  • Pellon Wonder Under 1/2” wide tape (or double-sided fusible web tape)

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

A few weeks ago I had the chance to give this bag a road-test when I went along on my 8-year-old son’s field trip to the zoo. With so many little ones milling about, I didn’t want to have to worry about a bag on my shoulder, so I took the Promise Ring Backpack along. It fit both of our lunches and all of the usual things I would normally put in my purse (wallet, cell phone, etc.). It was easy to carry and honestly at times I forgot I was wearing it. It was the perfect bag to bring along on the trip.

 

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

 

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

 

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

As usual, I want to share with you all of the pattern testers’ versions of the bag…they worked through the pattern and suggested changes, as well as having some beautiful bags when they were done! Thank you so much to all of the testers, you are truly amazing!

 

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Creative ChickySylvia made her bag in beautiful Cotton+Steel patchwork. It’s all-around lovely, with the quilting mimicking the patchwork. Such a gorgeous backpack!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Gosia of Quilts My WayGosia from Quilt My Way made her bag with beautiful graphic florals that make this backpack definitely picture perfect! Wonderful finish, I absolutely love it!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Ive got a NotionTracy of I’ve Got a Notion made her backpack with a tapestry fabric for the flap and sides (gray fabric) and finished off her bag with a ‘Handmade’ metal bag label! Beautiful!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by MadelynMadelyn made her bag in a cuter-than-cute owl fabric, with coordinating green print for the accents and straps. Really super gorgeous bag Madelyn!

imageAmber used Spongebob fabrics for her bag…and I kind of want one for myself as I think Spongebob is hilarious! Great with the pink binding and straps and so much fun!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Cindy of Raspberry SunshineCindy of Raspberry Sunshine used a large neutral damask print with a pop of purple. Cindy always does a fantastic job with her bags, and I love the detailed topstitching she used that you can see peaking out from the loop at the top of the bag!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by VanessaVanessa made her bag with cowgirl-appropriate fabrics. She substituted the trim on the flap with ric-rac and used a thumb catch for the flap. This is completely adorable and so well done!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by JackieJackie made her Promise Ring Backpack in adorable vintage candy Blow Pop fabric! She did some straight line quilting on the exterior of the bag to echo the lines in the fabric. Just gorgeous!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Norma of Norma's Bag BoutiqueNorma from Norma’s Bag Boutique made her bag in a great neutral and red text print. She substituted the magnetic snap for a thumb catch and it turned out fabulous!!

ssCrystal made her bag in Tula Pink ‘Moonshine’ fabrics combined with some ‘True Colors’. I love the elements the different fabrics give to the bag! Love this bag!

Promise Ring backpack (1)Terry made her bag in Amy Butler ‘Gypsy Caravan’ fabrics. The powder perriwinkle really brings out the elements in the main fabric and the bag is pressed and finished to perfection!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Chloe ReadChloe made this fantastic version in Echino fabrics. This is the perfect little backpack for a little boy, and the contrasting yellow binding makes the blue in the fabric really stand out! Perfectly finished, Chloe!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Maria of Beautiful BloomsMaria of Beautiful Blooms made this awesome tester bag and fighting immediately ensued among her children! I think she must hide all future bags while she’s making them, lol!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by PetaPeta made her backpack with a stylish tweed fabric, with white to accent the flap and straps. I think it’s produced a really timeless and classic bag!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Sew BoboJoyce of Sew Bobo made her gorgeous striped backpack just in time to take to the peach! I think this turned out gorgeous, and she used a twist lock for the closure too! Fantastic work Joyce!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by AnniAnni made her bag in this amazing Batman fabric (looks like from the original tv show) paired with black fabric for the accents. Anni used iron-on felt for her bag. I think it turned out amazing!!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by A Cloth LifeMary Ann of A Cloth Life made her backpack with two coordinating fabrics for the exterior. It looks absolutely perfect with the pale pink lining. Gorgeous job, and I’m a little jealous of your photography and editing skills!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by AnaAna made her bag in an upholstery-weight fabric combined with sew-in wadding. She also used pre-made webbing for the straps. I think this turned out just fantastic!

Promise Ring BackpackBrinkley made her backpack in an adorable combination of dot fabrics. She said that she was so excited about making the bag that she took forever choosing fabric! I think it’s a great choice for this sweet little backpack!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by PaulaPaula made her backpack in an older Amy Butler fabric, and it makes the bag look so delicate and pretty! Perfect finish on this one, Paula!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring BackpackDonna made her backpack in brilliant black and white newsprint fabrics. She said that her 24-year-old daughter is using the bag and loves it! I’m so glad, as this bag is a true beauty!

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by Kat Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack by KatKat made two bags for some very special little people! Omigosh these are too adorable! They make me squeal just a little bit. Just perfect!

 

Sew Sweetness Promise Ring Backpack sewing pattern

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing their bags! If you would like to purchase this pattern, it’s available now in my pattern shop!

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