Buckthorn Tote & Backpack Pattern


The Buckthorn Tote & Backpack from Noodlehead

You’ll love this zippered top backpack and tote sewing patterns for everyday use. Both bags featured in this Noodlehead pattern have a front pocket for easy access to smaller items and a flat base. A divided interior pocket keeps everything inside organized. The backpack has adjustable straps and fits tablets, small laptops, and notebooks! 

Special features:


  • front exterior pocket, large interior pocket
  • zip top closure to keep your important belonging secure
  • adjustable straps


  • front exterior pocket, large interior pocket
  • zip top closure
  • grab and go handles

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Finished Dimensions:

Backpack: 33 cm wide by 14 cm deep (measured at oval base), 35cm tall.  Tote: Approx. Finished Dimensions: 26 cm wide by 16.5 cm deep (measured at oval base), 29 cm tall

Made in the USA

Free postage on UK orders £15 and over

Worldwide delivery is also available

In stock

Materials needed:

Requirements based on 44”/1.10 m-wide fabric.

Tote requirements in brackets [ ]

0.7 m [0.6 m] Exterior Fabric

0.90 m [0.90 m] Lining Fabric

1.3 m [1.20 m] Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101-20”/51 cm-wide)

0.45 m [0.45 m] Fusible Fleece Interfacing or foam (Pellon 987-F – 44”/1.1 m -wide or byAnnie’s Soft & Stable 58”/1.5 m -wide)

1 x  16”/40.6 cm [14”/35.6 cm] handbag zipper for top closure (must be 1 ¼”/3.18 cm wide)

FOR BACKPACK: 3.7 m of 1 ½”/3.8 cm wide cotton webbing 

FOR TOTE: 1.9 m of 1”/2.5 cm wide cotton webbing

For Backpack only: 2 x 3.8 cm-wide Triangle Rings (can substitute two 1 ½”/3.8 cm-wide d-rings), 2 x  3.8 cm-wide Swivel Snaps, and 2 x  3.8 cm-wide Strap Sliders.


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