Buckthorn Backpack – Riverbend

Kicking things off for Riverbend with this Buckthorn Backpack! Riverbend is my newest fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics – this is my 5th fabric collection with them!

Buckthorn Backpack - Riverbend
Buckthorn Backpack - Riverbend

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.

Buckthorn Backpack - Riverbend

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).

Buckthorn Backpack - Riverbend

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?

Project Details

*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!!!!

6 thoughts on “Buckthorn Backpack – Riverbend

  1. michelle says:

    Yes! Please do a sew along! Would love to join in Sept after the kids are back in school.

  2. Louis says:

    I absolutely love this pattern making! This is a perfect blend of style and functionality, making it my go-to bag for any adventure.

  3. Susan Lindeman says:

    Love this! Can you tell me which colorway of the Big Sur canvas is used for the exterior? Thank you!

      1. Susan Lindeman says:

        Thank you so much!! Those are super close to university colors for my daughter so going to make her a bag!

  4. Jennifer Douglas says:

    Absolutely would join the sew along!!

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