Nakoa Convertible Backpack PDF Pattern

$ 8.95

The Nakoa Convertible Backpack PDF

This is an intermediate pattern for the reasonably experienced bag makers. Embellish and alter The Nakoa Convertible Backpack to your heart’s desire.

The Nakoa converts from a shoulder, or crossbody bag, into a backpack. 

Outside there are 2 hidden pockets and 2 larger pockets with flaps. Inside there are 2 slip pockets. 

Size is 11.5” wide, 5.5" deep, 11” to 13.5” Tall 

Materials Needed

You can buy the hardware kit here

Exterior Fabric
3/4 to 1 yard of fabric that is 56” wide (more for directional fabrics).
This pattern is ideal for cork, vinyl, or leather. If you choose to use a lighter weight fabric like quilting cotton, use fusible fleece or foam to add firmness/body.

1 to 1.5 yards of fabric that is 56” wide (more for directional fabrics).
A medium weight fabric, such as twill or a duck canvas, is preferred. If you use a lightweight fabric like quilting cotton, use a stabilizer like Pellon SF101 to add a little body.

11” by 5” piece of heavy stabilizer. I like to use linoleum. You can also use two layers of heavyweight peltex, plastic canvas, or any other firm material you like for bag bases.

2 - 48” long 1” wide cotton or nylon webbing 4 - 4” long 1” wide or nylon webbing
1 - 17” long #5 zipper
2 - #5 zipper pulls
4 - 1” or slightly larger O-rings
2 - 1” wide sliders
2 - flip locks


As with all of my bag patterns, you are free to do whatever you’d like with your finished product.You want to sell bags? Go sell as many as you can. Make all the money! You want to just make a couple for friends and family? So nice of you! Go sew! The written pattern, however, is owned and copyrighted by Sew Da Kine.

Share this Product