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Pattern - The Rucksack


Claim your right to roam with this fine rucksack on your back. Make it in traditional British oilskin or a sturdy canvas. Fully lined with 3 divided internal pockets. The pattern includes a cross-body bag as an alternative.

Skill level: Intermediate.

All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.

Suggested Fabrics: Oilskin, dry oilskin, mid-heavy weight cotton canvas or drill, mid weight denim (8-14oz). For the lining we suggest something like a simple cotton, or duck canvas will give it more body and stability.

You will need:

  • Matching thread
  • 2 x 1.8CM (3/4") Buckles 
  • 18 x approx 9MM Rivets 
  • 1 x 2.5CM (1") Buckle 
  • 1 x Magnetic Clasp
  • 2 x 2.5CM (1″)D-rings
  • Leather Strap 1.3CM (1/2″) handle
  • Leather Strap 1.8CM (3/4″) pocket straps
  • Leather Strap 2.5CM (1″) shoulder strap

Pattern Errata: Pattern piece 10 (handle): The gap between the rivet holes should be 6cm on each side. It is currently 5cm on one side and 6cm on the other.

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