Retro Rucksack by Radiant Home Studio

A vintage style rucksack with adjustable straps that can be worn as a backpack or shoulder bag.

Pattern: Retro Rucksack
Designer: Radiant Home Studio
Categories: Handbags, Backpacks
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Canvas, Duck Cloth, Denim, Tweed, Felted Wool
required fabric: 2 to 22/3 yards
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.50
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.50

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The Retro Rucksack is all about vintage. This backpack or shoulder bag features large metal hardware with a military feel and adjustable straps for ultimate comfort. Spacious enough to tote around a tablet, water bottle, snacks, wallet and sunglasses this backpack is as utilitarian as it looks. Inside there's an option to add a zippered or pouch pocket. The rucksack's outer zipper ensures your items will never fall out during travel. Look for unique hardware at your local thrift stores or in your own handbag collection.

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Pattern Details

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

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Size All Sizes

Fabric Required (yards)

Size All Sizes
Contrast 2/3
Interfacing 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

  • Canvas
  • Duck Cloth
  • Denim
  • Tweed
  • Felted Wool

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Point Turner

Required Supplies

  • Bias Tape
  • D-Ring
  • Full Buckle Closure
  • Strap Slide
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Optional Supplies

  • Interfacing

Additional Notes

This 34-page PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with some photos. This pattern is intended for intermediate or advanced sewists only.


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