Leather pattern for a men's sling bag with template and tutorial


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• This is a 23 page digital PDF pattern containing a blueprint and instructions meant to guide you through creating a leather sling bag backpack as shown in the pictures. I made this for myself as I commute on my bike and I needed a small footprint backpack to carry my everyday stuff.

• The backpack measures 480 x 200 x 200 mm ( ~19 x 8 x 8 inches ) and has two compartments.
• You will need two buckles with a at least 30 mm wide inner gauge and a zipper at least 300 mm ( ~12 inches ) in length. I used thicker 3 mm ( 7-8 oz ) leather for this project but you may do as you wish for every part of the backpack except the strap which should be thicker.
• You may use any tool to punch out the stitching holes but the holes are spaced such that you may use a Craftool 3mm set of prongs to speed things up. Just google 'Tandy 88045-06’ for more info.

• The pattern is documented in English and contains an introduction, the blueprint and instructions. It's also meant to be printed on US Letter and A4 paper sheets so please make sure you're able to do that before buying.

🖨️ Please print these two test pages before you purchase and make sure at least one of them prints correctly:
📄 A4 test page:
📄 US Letter test page:

⚠️ Note that you will not be able to use this file for CNC or laser cutting as it does not contain XML data.

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