I’m super happy with how this Buckthorn Backpack turned out. I use my own personal Buckthorn as an everyday bag for work. It’s perfect for biking and bringing my lunch, water bottle, and Haralson bag in. Plus, I can always fit extras if I need to.
This sample uses my Riverbend Canvas for the exterior and Riverbend in Essex Yarn Dyed for the lining. I really love a rust and blue combo so this sample comes at no surprise.
I used my Hazelnut webbing (available in my shop) — it’s such a great match to this Canvas print. The best part of a backpack with handles like this is how easy it is to hang up on a hook when not in use. And when I am using mine, the top handles come in very handy for tossing in and out of the car. Plus, it’s really handy to use the short handles when I don’t want to take the time to wear it as a backpack (again, those pesky errands when you’re constantly in and out of the car).
And of course the top zipper is a personal fave. I really love this installation method. I’m thinking this might be a fun sew-along. Would you be interested in joining along?
- Pattern: Buckthorn Backpack (available in PDF and paper)
- Fabrics: Riverbend Canvas for the exterior, Riverbend Essex for the lining
- Hardware & Supplies:
- Backpack hardware kit (I also have a hardware plus webbing kit)
- Zipper is from Zipper Valley, this is their Cappuccino color I believe. I also have the recommended 16″ zip in my shop as well.
- Cotton webbing is Hazelnut and is available in my shop here (you’ll need four yards of the 1.5″-wide webbing for the Backpack)
*Riverbend will be starting to arrive in shops any day now! Yay! Be sure to check with your favorite shop! Or try an online search for “Anna Graham Riverbend” or “Riverbend Robert Kaufman” and check out the #RiverBendFabric hashtag on Instagram. Can’t wait to see what you make!!!!