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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 en liège bleu et imprimé fleuri cousu par Corinne - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte blanc et rose fleuri cousu par Filaura'a Couture - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en liège imprimé marine cousu par Virginie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en toile rose et noir à crâne doré cousu par Elise - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en simili crème et taupe cousu par Veronique - Patron Sacôtin
  • Veronique Escaffre (@veroniqueescaffre) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
  • Carole H. (@carole_hurty) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
  • flowi (@wins_florence) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
  • Sac à dos Volte et sa trousse bleus à plumes rouges et blanches cousus par Doriane - Patrons Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en simili 3D bleu cousu par Virginie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte et sa trousse en toile bleue et jacquard coloré cousus par Nikki - Patrons Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte et sa trousse en simili rouge et imprimé exotique cousus par Sophie - Patrons Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte rose et kaki cousu par Suzanne - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte en suédine taupe et jacquard coloré cousu par Rimbaud - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte et sa trousse en similis marine cousus par Marie Jo - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac à dos Volte imprimé perroquets et toile beige cousu par Isabel - Patron Sacôtin
  • Volte en jean, simili cuir et éventails cousu par Amélie – Patron Sacôtin
  • Volte et sa trousse en violet et imprimés abstraits cousus par Nadege - Patrons Sacôtin
  • Volte et sa trousse en simili noir et imprimé grues cousus par Lydie – Patrons Sacôtin
  • Volte en simili jaune et noir cousu par Stéphanie P – Patron Sacôtin
  • Volte noir et blanc à crânes cousu par Anne – Patron Sacôtin
  • Volte rouge et gris cousu par Helene – Patron Sacôtin
  • Volte en suédine bleu et coton gris fleuri cousu par Les Mains en l'Air – Patron Sacôtin
  • Ti’ Bouts D’Fils (@tiboutsdfils) • Photos et vidéos Instagram


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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