the Odyssey


A Convertible BackPack pattern

It’s a BackPack

smodybolo3 The adjustable side straps provide a perfect fit, no matter what you’re wearing!

that converts to a Shoulder Bag

smodyconvert For those times when security is a must, simply re-configure the Backpack straps can carry your bag “shoulder-style”.

Or just MAKE it a Shoulder Bag instead!

with a conventional shoulder strap, for an “anything-but-conventional” Shoulder Bag

Here’s a peek at the concealed storage area

which includes an easy-to-reach Phone Pocket, credit card holders, ID window, pen holders and plenty of room for makeup, keys, and MORE!

Purse Dimensions: 8.5" X 8" X 5.5"

Fabric Needs

  • (You may have some excess for simple designs & layouts)
  • Exterior Fabric: 1/2 yd.
  • Lining: 3/4 yd.
  • Fusible Fleece: 1/3 yd.
  • Fusible Interfacing: 1/2 yd

Other Supplies Needed

  • 3 each- 3/4" wide magnetic snaps, clamp-in style
  • 2 1/4 yd.- Nylon Webbing, 1" wide
  • 1 1/3 yd.- double fold bias tape, extra-wide
  • 1/2 yd.- Single fold bias tape
  • 3 inches- Flat Elastic, 1" wide
  • 2 each- Side Release Buckles, 1" wide
  • Clear Vinyl for ID Window
  • 1 each-22" Purse* Zipper
  • *A Purse zipper is CLOSED at both ends, with TWO zipperheads, which will put both zipperheads at the top of the Zipperpack, when the pack is closed.