Riva Mini Backpack

  • $7.95 USD


Please note - The interior assembly is completed with a seam binding method.

If you're going to be travelling, this is a great bag for you. If you like convertible bags, this is a bag for you. If you like bags with plenty of pockets, this bag is for you. I guess what we're saying is, Riva Backpack is for everyone! 

While it's called "mini" it's definitely packed with many great features and space.

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  • Front slip pocket
  • A small zipper pocket on the slip pocket lining for your phone 
  • Interior Zipper Pocket 
  • Interior Slip Pocket

Finished Measurements - 10” W x 12” H x 4” D 

Pattern includes 58 pages of easy step-by-step instructions with color photos to help you through each step. The pattern also includes printable pattern pieces with seam allowances included.


  • 3/4 yard non-directional 44" quilting weight exterior fabric • A fat eighth 44" woven or vinyl/cork contrasting fabric
  • 1 yard 44" quilting weight lining fabric
  • 3 yards fusible woven interfacing - 20" wide (Pellon SF-101 Shapeflex) (2 yards if using 45" wide)
  • 3/4 yard fusible stabilizer - 20" wide (Decovil Light/ Fusible Fleece - Pellon Thermolam plus TP971)
  • 4" x 10" piece of Décor Bond/Decovil Light (Connector & Handle stabilizer)
  • One 15" or longer double pull #4.5 / #5 zipper (Main zipper closure)  Note - You can use a single pull zipper too.
  • Two 8” or longer #3 / #4.5 / #5 zippers (Exterior front zipper pocket & Interior zipper pocket)
  • 90" - 1/2" Double fold binding • One twist-lock/flip-lock (For flap) Note - You can also use a magnetic snap.
  • One twist-lock/flip-lock (For flap) Note - You can also use a magnetic snap.
  • Three 3/4" D-rings (Five if adding a shoulder/crossbody strap)
  • Four 3/4" swivel hooks (Six if adding a crossbody strap)
  • Two 3/4" sliders (Three if adding a crossbody strap)
  • Four – 3/4" strap end caps (Six if adding a crossbody strap) - Only if using vinyl/cork. These are optional. Note - You can also use 1" hardware.
  • Seven double cap rivets – post size 8mm (10mm if using thicker fabrics)              * Nine double cap rivets – If you plan to add a crossbody strap or handle.          * Eleven double cap rivets – If you intend to add both a crossbody strap and a handle. Note - You can also use Chicago Screws.
  • Zipper foot
  • Double-sided tape
  • Erasable pen

Pattern skill level - Intermediate

Feel free to make and sell bags from this pattern on a small scale. Credit is appreciated. Please do not share photos of the labels or pattern pieces on social media.

REFUND POLICY - Due to the nature of my products being digital (PDF files) there are NO REFUNDS.