Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's Here!!!! The Convertible Backpack

I am so excited.  I have worked so hard on this pattern and I know so many of you have been waiting for it.  The Curvalicious Convertible Backpack has taken me about 5 months to write with lots of photos, photo retakes and lots of edits, from its inception to the finished pattern. I wanted to make sure I got everything right.  It's a unique idea and I  wanted to make sure that the instructions were clear and well written.
So what is a convertible backpack?  This quilted bag, that is made using Curvalicious for the outside, can be worn as a cross body bag.
Then with a simple lengthening of the strap and the click of a swivel clip, it becomes a backpack.
There's a zipper along the top edge that is super easy to sew and there are pockets inside. 
I made mine for a trip, so I created  pockets to hold my tablet as well as my cell phone, passport and pens.  The interior is large enough for my camera and sketchbook. When I traveled in the country, I wore it as a backpack.  As soon as we arrived in Paris, I converted it into a cross body bag, for safety.   I found when I returned home, it was a great every day bag too. Can you tell I'm in love with this bag?
I searched around for the different types of hardware needed to complete the backpack. It took me a lot of shopping and googling to find the types I wanted to use.  To make it easier for anyone that wants to make one, I decided to include the assorted hardware with the pattern.  There's a choice of nickel or antique brass.  And if you want to make more than one backpack, you can buy just the hardware, with no extra charge for shipping.

Where to buy?  My etsy shop.  Click HERE and it will take you there.  I printed 50 copies to start.  I'm not sure how long they will last.   Patterns will ship out either the day I receive your order or the next time the post office is open.  For you late night shoppers, it will ship out the next day.  If I will see you soon at a show or guild meeting, let me know and I'll set one aside for you.  I know you'll love this bag as much  as I do. 
 Plus, if you live near Horsham, PA. I'll be teaching this at The Round Bobbin in 2 class sessions starting in November.

BTW, didn't I find the cutest model? I think she has a future.  
 She's one of my closest friend's granddaughters.  Thx Maddie.


  1. Wonderful new pattern and I am sure it will be a hit. I actually got one the other day, not exactly what I wanted but a heavier backpack that I can also carry on my shoulder for the winter. I carry a lot of stuff with me, lol.


  2. It's a two-fer! How cool is that! This bag is made for walking, so useful.

  3. This bag is great.....the directions clear and precise. Cheryl's ability to simplify a pattern is terrific. That model is a cutie too!


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