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The Switch convertible backpack and cross-body bag PDF sewing pattern

(4 customer reviews)


Converts from backpack to cross body bag, easy to follow instructions, full colour photos for every step, Instant download


This pattern shows you how to easily make an amazingly versatile backpack, that in seconds transforms into a cross-body messenger bag.


No straps to change over, just one quick pull and it transforms!
(This strap configuration has been patented, please do not copy)


Just think, you can be shopping one minute with your messenger bag, and then transform it effortlessly into a backpack that you can throw on your back ready for the commute home.

Can also be used as a stylish diaper bag when you have your hands full with the kids, or to fit your iPad for your commute to work. Also great for travel and students.
Fabulously useful in any situation, you will never need another bag.


A generous size, great for everyday use, large enough to accommodate all your essentials.

The bag has a top zip closure with a large curved feature pocket on the front, and ingenious adjustable webbing straps. Fully lined throughout with an inside phone pocket too.


Skill level: Advanced beginner. This is an easy to moderate pattern

Approximate finished dimensions:
11.5 x 11 inches (29 x 28 cm)


Suitable for most medium weight fabrics including tweeds, denim and medium weight cottons.
Make from just half a yard each of outer, lining and feature lining.


15 pages of full colour tutorial style instructions with detailed photos will walk you through making a professional looking bag in no time


❤ Instant Download
❤ Full sized PDF pattern 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
❤ Size check feature to verify your printer settings


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The Switch backpack and cross-body bag PDF sewing pattern. Messenger Bag. Convertible backpack

Within a few minutes of payment, you will be able to download this PDF pattern. You will be able to print out the pattern from your own computer. The pattern comes with complete instructions featuring diagrams and photos.
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Items made using this pattern can be sold in small scale in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Start your own sewing business today! Please offer Spencer Ogg credit in written descriptions. Please do not share this pattern with anyone, instead direct them to my shop for their own copy! Thank You!
**Because this is an electronic file, there are no refunds once the pattern has been emailed.**

4 reviews for The Switch convertible backpack and cross-body bag PDF sewing pattern

  1. iriandia

    I love this pattern! Just made it, my first ever purse, and it made total sense (I have made clothes before).

  2. Sew Joy

    Ingenious how this converts in seconds, you are such a clever girl. Easy to follow instructions with lots of photos

  3. Marilyn Rank

    Love this pattern! Thank you!

  4. Bin Liddy

    Excellent pattern, I love the design.. it’s just the right size for a day bag, especially when on holiday.. which is what I made it for, not to big for the evening .
    Definitely will buy more patterns!

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