This is a digital PDF pattern meant to guide you through hand crafting an awesome leather hiking backpack as shown in the pictures.
Video tutorial https://youtu.be/2pB-8Ko_oMQ
- Going hiking? This backpack fits everything you own so you won't miss anything while on a trip.
- We used about 2 square meters of 3-4 oz ( ~ 1.5 mm ) crazy horse / oil tanned leather for the entire project.
- The measurements are about 445 mm ( ~17.5 inches ) in height, 380 ( ~ 15 inches ) in width and about 210 mm in depth ( ~ 8.3 inches ) without the pockets.
- You will also need seven 30 mm buckles for fastening the straps, two 30 mm D-rings and 30 rivets. You can alternatively subtract 7 rivets and replace them with snaps which will be set where the straps are to achieve an alternative way of fastening / unfastening the backpack interior and its pockets. This is also the way we did it.
Not much else to say here so be sure to watch the video and to have fun while making this goliath!
⚠️ Note that you will not be able to use this file for CNC or laser cutting as it does not contain XML data.
💡You may print this pattern on any of the following paper types: US Letter, A4-A0, Legal and Ledger / Tabloid by selecting the US_Letter format from your printing options.
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May 31, 2022
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Mar 15, 2022
Very easy to understand pattern. the video was a huge help! I used veg tan 1.1mm leather but I wish I had used chrome tanned and something slightly heavier for a sturdier backpack. Marius was super helpful and answered all of my questions quickly. As for the pattern itself, I think the only thing you may need to add is something to the straps where they sit on the shoulder. They're very slippery and will fall off the shoulders regardless of how tightly you belt them. However, this could only be an issue for me because I used veg tan..but it's something to keep in mind. all in all, 10/10!
Feb 16, 2022
super cool!! I love it