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{Volte} Feminine and secure backpack pattern

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Volte is a feminine, urban and secure backpack with its opening at the back.

The pattern includes 2 sizes for the bag and one coordinated pouch.

The Volte pattern is supplied with an additional projector friendly PDF file.

Volte, a feminine, urban and secure backpack pattern

Secure access with opening at the back

The placement of the opening on the Volte backpack prevents it from being opened when you carry it, and no outside pocket will tempt the curious.

Coordinated Volte pouch

Volte has a divided patch pocket inside.

There is no zippered pocket in this bag because, after multiple tests, no positioning of the pocket satisfied me for easy and convenient daily use. So rather than putting an inside zippered pocket, just to put a zippered pocket, you have a bonus pattern for a coordinated pouch to slip into Volte 🙂 (pattern and instructions included in the PDF).

Two-tone repositionable straps

Volte has adjustable, two-tone straps.

These shoulder straps are repositionable for a shoulder bag carrying option.

2 sizes for the Volte backpack and 1 size for its pouch

The Volte pattern includes 2 sizes for the bag and 1 size for the pouch.

The photos of the 2 Volte sizes worn by Sandra (below) will help you visualize the dimensions.

I really like the Small size for a compact backpack that allows you to carry a bit more than the essentials (yes the Complice wallet fits in the Small).

  • Volte Small : width 24 cm (9 1/2″) x height 26 cm (10″) x depth 9 cm (3 1/2″).
  • Volte Medium : width 29 cm (11 3/8″) x height 31 cm (12″) x depth 11 cm (4 3/8″).
  • Volte pouch : width 20 cm (7 7/8″) x height 15 cm (5 7/8″).
Volte backpack sizes Small and Medium

Level

I’ve rated the Folk pattern as advanced beginner level.

70 % of the 17 testers of the Volte pattern ranked it between beginner and intermediate levels.

Choice of the name Volte

As you may have noticed, I like to give dance names to my patterns 🙂

I often choose this name by association of ideas, for Volte it was the same:

  • “The volte is a three-step dance from Provence. Lively and spinning”
  • “Volte-face” > you have to turn the bag over to open it.
  • “Vault” > sounds like the French word “Volte”, a nod to the bag’s secure style.

Photos

Volte Small Glitter bronze

  • Fabric : “Vérone” fawn color vinyl. 
  • Contrast fabric : Glitter bronze color vinyl.
  • Lining : “Myosotis” blue cotton.
  • Interfacing – flexible foam : no interfacing. Flexible foam on all outer pieces, as per the instructions.

All fabrics are from “la Mercerie des Créateurs” (French shop).

Patron sac à dos Volte sacotin
Volte backpack pattern Small sacotin

Volte Medium navy blue and silver

  • Fabric : “Outdoor” navy blue vinyl.
  • Contrast fabric : silver coated canvas.
  • Lining : “les coquines” cotton.
  • Interfacing – flexible foam : Vilene/Vlieseline G700 on the canvas and flexible foam on all outer pieces, as per the instructions.

All fabrics are from “la Mercerie des Créateurs” (French shop).

Volte backpack Medium

Volte Small Remix flowers

  • Fabric : “Vérone” dark brown vinyl. 
  • Contrast Fabric : “Remix” cotton by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman (I’ve had it in my stash for several years).
  • Lining : blue cotton with white dots.
  • Interfacing – flexible foam : Vilene/Vlieseline G700 on the Remix cotton and flexible foam on all outer pieces, as per the instructions.
Volte backpack Small Remix flowers
Volte backpack Small worn

Some of your Volte backpacks

These are the latest bags sewn by you, using the Volte backpack pattern.
You can view more here on Pinterest.

  • Sac à dos Volte et sa trousse en suédine bleue brodées cousus par Stéphanie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte et sa trousse en simili cuir et argent cousus par Sylvie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte marine à coupon chat cousu par Sonia - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte bleu illustré cousu par Carine - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte blanc à éventails et bleu cousu par Sonia - Patron Sacôtin
  • 🪡VOLTE🪡
On part à New York bientôt...
Pour l'occasion, j'ai cousu le sac Volte de @patrons_sacotin, en taille medium. La fermeture est a l'intérieur, a l'abri des pickpockets...
La mercerie est le kit de @lamerceriedescreateurs

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  • Sac à dos Volte marron et doré cousu par @Le fil d'Ellen - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en velours côtelé et imprimé floral cousu par Mandine - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en simili noir et argent cousu par Nadège - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte bleu et blanc à coeurs et feuilles cousu par Claude - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte à coquelicot cousu par Christine - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte bleu et orange à étoile cousu par Laurence - Patron Sacôtin
  • Duo de sacs à dos Volte et leur trousse en simili fleuri cousus par Stéphanie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en simili et paillettes cousu par La Mercerie Des Createurs - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en simili effet jean cousu par Marjo - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte noir et bleu végétal cousu par Pauline Couture - Patron Sacôtin


Merci

Thanks to the Volte pattern testers DreamTeam !

Thanks to Amélie FilauchetteAnnie ValencroixCamille Camille M’craftCaro Folies de CajumyDado Dado CréaCyrielle de Les mains en l’air, Evelyne l’Atelier d’EveJulia J. l’Atelier 24, Manu Les Créas d’Ema, Marina l’Atelier créatif de Marina, Marion Mes CreAJe, Nicole L’atelier d’AuO’Kryn O’Kryn ProdRozenn Petit monde de RozennSophie Epik, et Laurence et Anne de La Mercerie des Créateurs.

Thanks also to Maria aka Velosews for proofreading the English version of the instructions, and to Sandra for modelling for the pics.


Buy the Volte backpack pattern

You can buy the Folk pattern in the shop.

Needed supplies are listed there.

This pattern is available as a downloadable pdf only. Help page.

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