London Backpack by LBG Studio

A small backpack with flap, drawstring, adjustable straps and zippered pockets.

Pattern: London Backpack
Designer: LBG Studio
Categories: Handbags, Backpacks
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Broadcloth, Canvas, Duck Cloth, Denim, Linen, Quilting Cotton, Twill, Leather
required fabric: 21/4 yards
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.00
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.00


The London Backpack sewing pattern by LBG Studio is the perfect carryall for any busy person on the go. This backpack features two zippered pockets, one on the outer back panel and one inside for safekeeping. A drawstring and eyelets create a secure closure while the flap is held down with a magnetic snap. This bag is interfaced and uses canvas interlining to create a sturdy backpack that will stand up to lots of wear and tear. Sew yours in a quilting cotton with a contrasting flap. Please note: The sample sewn in the photo above was scaled to 125% and printed on tabloid size paper at a print shop.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 34
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Fabric Required (yards)

Size All Sizes
Main Fabric (42" wide)1
Lining (42" wide)1 1/4
Interfacing (20" wide)2
Canvas Interlining (60" wide) 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

  • Broadcloth
  • Canvas
  • Duck Cloth
  • Denim
  • Linen
  • Quilting Cotton
  • Twill
  • Leather

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Grommets
  • Interfacing
  • Magnetic Snaps
  • Strap Slide
  • Thread
  • Topstitch Needle
  • Zipper

Additional Notes

This PDF sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

A really strong pattern. Lots of sections to assemble, but that's the nature of small bags, right? The instructions were clear and very ready to follow.

I made lots of comments about this awesome pattern in my linked blog post. It was a BEAST to cut, assemble, and sew, but SOOO worth it in the end!

Great pattern! I made this one for my daughter and end up stealing it from her often. I'm going to have to make one for myself!