Bonn Backpack


The Bonn Backpack PDF sewing pattern is such a fun and easy sew. With it's rectangular, straightforward modern design it's a big hit with anyone depending on your fabric choices! It's big enough to fit a A4 drawing pads or the Macbook 13" for example. Perfect for adults for work or kids for school!

The Bonn Backpack is fully lined, has a beautifully faced zipper lining pocket and of course slip pockets.

You can see a short a video presentation of the Bonn on my YouTube channel).

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.

To see even more, beautiful Bonn Backpacks s for inspiration, make sure you check out my patterns testers lovely work here on my blog).

This is a pattern for the advanced beginner to intermediate bagmaker.

Finished size: ~14” (35cm) high, ~12” (30cm) wide at the top and 3 ½” (9cm) deep at the base.

½ yard (50cm) - Exterior: Cotton fabric, canvas, vinyl, faux leather or cork fabric (if your sewing machine doesn't like bulk, stick to a thinner fabric like cotton or canvas here).
½ yard (50cm) - Vinyl: Vinyl, faux leather, cork or other similar where edges can be left raw, for straps and bottom.
¾ yard” (75cm) - Lining: Cotton fabric.

13” x 38” (33x100cm) - Foam interfacing: By Annie’s Soft & Stable, Pellon Flex­Foam, Bosal In-R-Form or similar.
13” x 38” (33x100cm) Fusible web: Heat n’ Bond Lite, Vliesofix Bondaweb or similar, the kind you use for appliqué. Only needed if working with cotton exterior and non-fusible foam.
1 ¼ yard (120cm) - Thin fusible interfacing: Vilene G700 woven fusible, Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex or similar.
10” x 7” (25x20cm) - Heavy interfacing: Pellon Peltex 71, Fast 2 Fuse Heavy or similar very sturdy interfacing to stabilize the bottom. If you don’t have this at home, a piece of sturdy cardboard or even a thin plastic cutting board can be used.

1 - Zipper 9” (23cm) (or longer): Should match the lining fabric, can be #3 or #5.
1 - Turn lock or snap lock.
2 - 1” (2.5cm) D-rings.
2 - 1” (2.5cm) Strap slider: For adjustable strap length.
2 - 1” (2.5cm) Swivel snap hook.
2 - Double cap rivets: Optional, but gives a nice touch.
1 - Handmade sign: Optional.
Double sided quilting/sewing tape: I warmly recommend this. Glue can be used instead.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Non-permanent marker: For making temporary marks, that can be removed with water, heat or similar.
Fabric clips.


This is a PDF sewing pattern file for download and printing yourself. It's a full color pattern with step by step instructions, each accompanied by a color photo to make it fun to sew and the pattern easy to follow.

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