Bellaclip Backpack PDF Pattern (Digital Download)

$10.50 $7.88

Bellaclip is a fun and functional backpack with a few unique features. The shape lets you clip it in the down position when you want quick access, or clip it up when you want to hide the zipper for safety. The up and over zipper lets you open the bag wide.

You can make Bellaclip out of any combination of fabric, tweed, waxed canvas, vinyl, cork, and leather.

Outside, there are 3 overlay options to choose from: folded edge, raw edge, or an overlay with a slim, hidden zippered pocket. You can choose whether to install “hidden” strap connectors or sew the strap connectors into the seam. Inside, you’ll find three slip pockets.

The instructions show how to sew this on a flatbed machine, where you have limited access due to tight spaces. I reduced bulk everywhere possible to make this bag easy to put together on any type of sewing machine.

Combined with my Strap Guide, you can use any combination of materials to make your own Bellaclip Backpack.

The finished size is approximately 12.5 x 10 x 4 inches.

Click here for video showcasing Bellaclip’s features

What's Included

  • Over 50 pages of detailed instructions and tips for making your own Bellaclip Backpack
  • Accompanying step-by-step video tutorial
  • Full color diagrams and photographs
  • All pattern pieces
  • Cutting chart for cutting all pieces with a ruler
  • Imperial and metric measurements
  • BONUS strap guide

Techniques & Skill Level

Recommended skill level: Confident beginner.

There are different levels of complexity in this pattern, due to the different overlay options. Beginners should choose the simpler overlay styles B1 or B2. The B3 overlay style is an advanced option.

Refer to my separate Strap Guide for strap instructions, included with this pattern.

What You'll Need


  • 1/2 yard main exterior material: vinyl, leather, cork, home décor, canvas, or similar
  • 1/4 yard contrast exterior material: same types as main exterior
  • 3/4 yard lining fabric: cotton, home décor, canvas, waterproof canvas, or similar
  • Additional material for a strap
  • 1 yard woven interfacing
  • 1/4 yard medium fusible stabilizer (525 Decovil Light or similar)
  • Firm stabilizer for the base
  • One 18- to 20-inch #5 zipper
  • For optional overlay pocket: one 11-inch #5 zipper
  • Four 1-inch rectangle rings
  • Two 1-inch strap adjusters/sliders
  • One 1/2-inch swivel clip
  • One 1/2-inch d-ring
  • Rivets
  • Purse feet optional
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, double-sided tape, fabric glue, needle and thread for hand sewing

About PDF Downloads

This is a PDF FILE for download only. You will not receive a finished product.

As this is a PDF file and downloadable immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds.

You will need a PDF reader such as Acrobat Reader or Preview to open the file. The pattern pieces must be printed at 100%, so will need to be printed from a computer or a mobile app that allows you to select 100% scaling.

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