Atlas Rucksack

Atlas Rucksack

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Comfort and performance go hand in hand with this expandable and fully adjustable rucksack.

Perfect for a hike through the woods or a walk to the farmers market, this unisex design can be made in any style you prefer.

It features adjustable backpack straps and front closure straps, as well as a large front zippered pocket and top carrying/hanging handle.

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14" wide
5" deep
Adjustable Height



  • 1/2 yard heavyweight duck cloth or home decor exterior fabric
  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 1 yard woven or vinyl contrasting fabric
  • 5 yards 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (3 if using vinyl) (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 12” all-purpose zipper (front pocket)
  • Eight (8) 1” D-rings, O-rings, or rectangle rings
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac) (optional)
  • Double-sided basting tape (optional)
  • Coordinating thread (all-purpose or heavy duty)




What difficulty is this sewing pattern?

Alicia's rating: 2/4 - You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.


Can I sell my makes?

You MAY sell individual bags handmade by you using this pattern. Use for mass production is prohibited. If you decide to sell your handcrafted Atlas Rucksacks made using this pattern, then we would be grateful if you would mention Swoon Sewing Patterns in your online sales listing.


Is there a video tutorial for the Atlas Rucksack?

Swoon Sewing Patterns do not come with video tutorials, however many of our lovely friends, fans, and followers have recorded live sews, sew alongs, and advice sews. We recommend searching for 'Swoon Patterns Atlas Rucksack' on YouTube to see the latest fan-made videos.

We are currently aware of two fan-made Atlas Rucksack videos:

Tori from Seams Legit:

Tammy from Weft & Warp:


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Please note: The Atlas Rucksack is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern. It is not a finished bag, nor a paper sewing pattern. Your PDF file will be available in the Downloads area of your account immediately after checkout. You will not receive an emailed copy of this sewing pattern; please download the file from your account after checkout.


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