Maywood PDF Pattern

Maywood PDF Pattern


Digital print-at-home pattern + instructions!

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

NOTE: This PDF pattern is included with the purchase of all other Maywood products: the physical pattern, the finishing kit, and the maker kit.

Two bags in one! The Maywood converts from backpack to tote with the pull of a strap. It features adjustable leather straps, a zipper closure, an exterior pocket with magnetic snap, and an interior pocket large enough to carry a 15" laptop. Make it yourself on a home sewing machine with “I made this!” bragging rights.

  • Includes access to the Maywood Resources webpage: full digital pattern, instruction booklet, Leather + Rivets Guide, and online video tutorials

  • To successfully complete this bag without a maker or finishing kit, you’ll need to source all of your own fabric, leather, hardware, and tools. See below for a complete list of what you’ll need. We sell a bundle of essential Maywood tools!

Please note: After purchasing, the PDF link that is emailed to you expires within 24 hours, so please download your pattern package in a timely manner!

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  • Large-format pattern PDF

  • Tiled, print-at-home pattern PDF

  • Instruction booklet PDF

  • Leather + Rivets Guide PDF

  • Access to password protected Maywood Resource webpage

  • Online Video Tutorials


  • Convertible leather straps

  • Internal pocket (fits 15" laptop!)

  • Zipper top closure

  • Fully-lined interior

  • External pocket with magnetic closure

  • D-Rings to attach keys

  • Dimensions: 16.5" H x 10.5" W (bottom) / 15” W (top) x 5" D


SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

  • Create convertible leather straps

  • Sew a zipper with lining fabric

  • Set tubular rivets

  • Construct boxed corners

  • Work with leather

  • Set a magnetic snap rivet

  • Sew multiple layers of heavy-duty fabric


  • Tubular Rivet Peening Tool

  • Magnetic Snap Rivet Setter

  • Rotary Punch or Drive Punch (size 3/32" + 1/8")

  • 3/4" Round End Punch

  • Mallet (not rubber) + Cutting Board

  • Edgestitch Presser Foot

  • Denim Needle

  • All-Purpose Thread

  • Fabric Pencil

  • Leather Marking Pen

  • Craft Clips

  • Visit our speciality tools + supplies shop!



  • Mid-heavy canvas, waxed canvas, or denim

  • Exterior + Reinforcement Fabric: 5/8

  • Interior + Exterior Pockets: 1/2 yard

  • Lining: 5/8 yard


  • 170" x 3/4" total Leather Strapping (7–10 oz)

  • ~ 5" x 2” Scrap Leather (5–7 oz)


  • (1) 14" Metal Zipper, non-separating with large hole in slider

  • (2) 3/4" Center Bar Buckles

  • (4) 3/4" Metal D-Rings

  • (1) 18 mm Magnetic Snap Rivet

  • (22) Tubular Rivets: Med (5/16"–3/8") or Large (7/16"–1/2")

    Post length depends on leather + fabric thickness

  • (1) Small Tubular River (1/4")

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