Croft Mill

Noodlehead - Buckthorn Backpack & Tote Pattern

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Approximate Finished Dimensions:

  • Backpack: 13”/33 cm wide by 5 ½”/14 cm deep (measured at oval base), 14”/35.6 cm tall
  • Tote: 10 ½”/26.7 cm wide by 6 ½”/16.5 cm deep (measured at oval base), 11 ½”/29.2 cm tall


Looking for a versatile bag that can handle your everyday needs? Check out this zippered top backpack and tote combo! Both options come equipped with a convenient front pocket for storing small items, as well as a flat base to keep them upright. Plus, with a divided interior pocket, you can easily keep your belongings organized.

The backpack is particularly handy, thanks to its adjustable straps and roomy design. It can easily fit a tablet, small laptop, or notebook, making it a great choice for students or professionals on the go. Meanwhile, the Buckthorn Tote is ideal for anyone looking to tackle projects on the fly.

Recommended Fabrics

Canvas or waxed canvas (7-10 oz.) for the exterior fabric, and quilting cotton for the lining.

if you are using waxed canvas (7-10 oz.) for the exterior, OMIT fusible fleece/foam and do not interface the exterior fabric pieces. The heavier the waxed canvas, the more difficult it makes this particular project to sew.

if you are using canvas (8-10 oz.) for the lining, reduce fusible woven interfacing requirement to ½ yard/.45 m total for backpack (Strap Reinforcement Strip & Front Pocket pieces), OMIT for tote.


  • Polyester thread
  • Water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk
  • Cutting mat
  • Gridded ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle
  • Pinking shears

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