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The Shark Backpack is the shark shaped bag you have been waiting for! With full instructions and colour photos as well as a video tutorial this is the big brother to the free shark pencil case that has been really popular.

There is an updated side gusset so that there are no more puckers at the end of the zipper mouth, and a unique hidden strap connector technique you will want to use on all your bags!

Features include an inside and outside zipper pocket, slip pocket and pen slots inside too.

This listing is for the instant downloadable pattern templates and booklet. This includes full colour step by step instructions, and full sized templates to print, SVG’s and Projector file as well as a free video tutorial you can find below.

Swipe through the images to see some of the fantastic tester bags and to get inspiration!

Watch the free video tutorial to see how it's made before purchasing or to sew along to!

Happy Sewing!

You will get the following files:
  • ZIP (805KB)
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (2MB)
  • ZIP (64KB)

Shark Backpack Examples

The Shark Backpack

The Shark Backpack is a fun shark shaped backpack with fun features. It’s an upgrade from the free Shark Pencil Case tutorial and templates with gusseted sides and pockets for organisation on the move.

This bag features 2 zipper pockets (one on the inside and one on the outside, a slip pocket inside and pen slots. It has a fully lined construction and a special technique for the straps that you will want to use on lots of projects!


This bag sewing pattern comes with downloadable pattern templates, written instructions, SVGs, Projector file and free video tutorial.


Confident Beginner

As well as full written instructions that you can sew along to, there is a full video step by step tutorial on my YouTube channel here:


Please make an account to be able to access the downloads. 

The sewing patterns have full seam allowance included as explained in the pattern.

*Full step by step written instructions with photos in both Letter and A4 PDFs.

*Full sized templates to download and print.

*SVG’s for digital cutting machines

*Projector Files

*Full video tutorial for you to sew along with (or if you get stuck) on Youtube.



H: 46 cm x W: 36 cm x D: 21 cm


H: 18 1/8” x W: 14 3/16” x D: 8 1/4″



1/2m. (19 3/4”) Outer Fabric.

1/2m. (19 3/4“) Lining Fabric.

1/4m. (9 7/8”) Fusible Fleece or Fusible Foam.

30cm (11 13/16”) size 5 Zipper (for mouth).

13cm (5 1/8“) size 3 or size 5 (for inside pocket).

21cm (8 1/4“) size 5 Zipper (for outer pocket).

180cm (71”) of 2.5cm (1”) webbing.

2 x 2.5cm (1”) Rucksack Buckles.


 2 x Buttons, snaps, or toy eyes (I used 1cm, 3/8”).

6 x 8mm (5/16”) Rivets to attach the straps.

Small scraps of Decovil Light.


Along with usual sewing tools, you will also benefit from having:

Double sided quilting tape, pinking shears, clips, walking foot, zipper foot, and a Microtex needle (I

used a 80 size).

If you make a bag from this pattern, please tag #studio7t7pattern so that I can share your makes!

Thanks so much for stopping by Studio 7t7.

Shark Backpack Sewing Tutorial!

Sew up this fun shark backpack!

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