Who does not love a backpack? And what if the backpack that you are wearing can also be converted into a shoulder bag? That’s a double happiness in one bag.

So that’s what I bring to you all, a bag that is two in one, a backpack as well as a side shoulder bag. This bag was available in an online store but is now sold out, however you can still recreate it exactly the same with the same fabric that I used for creating my bag.

I have uploaded the detail step by step tutorial with complete set of measurements and templates ready for you to download.

Before I give you more details about convertible backpack. Have you seen the tutorial for a cute little toddler’s backpack that I made? I created the backpack for toddlers with a cute Harry Potter themes fabric that I got my hands on. As soon as I put it up for sake on my hobby shop, it was sold. Si it’s a must see and learn backpack as well. Have a look at the backpack I created.

Download the free template for Toddler’s backpack and watch the detail step by step tutorial here at his link.

Let’s see the details for the convertible backpack now.

The fabrics used is from “In the Beginning” canvas fabric collection from Madigitified Patterns and can be viewed here at  https://www.madigitified.com/

Patterns used for the collection are:

– “The Divine Plan”

– “Impressions”

You can buy the patterns from her website (the fabric is of great quality and you won’t be disappointed).

Here is a detail picture of which area I used what pattern

-Front: Impressions

-Back: The divine Plan

-Lining and inside Pocket: The Divine Plan

-Outside Pocket: The Divine Plan

Tip :

If you don’t have fusible woven interface. Attach the lightweight fusible fabric to a thin polyester sheet or batting and sew it to the fabric with polyesters sheet facing the wrong side of the fabric. It will give a great look and provide the exact sturdy look.

Downloadable pattern:

Below is attached the pattern. Download and cut the pattern leaving quarter inch seam allowance at the sides.

For cutting the main pattern, attach the A4 paper vertically where the word “Combine” is formed.

Fold the fabric in half and place the area written “Place on fold” over that area.

Cut it and you are ready to begin your sewing.

Let’s start to create your very own convertible backpack.

Measurements are given below:

Downloadable pattern is below:


Main body A

Main body B

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