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Want a unique, chic, and functional bag? Look no further! Inspired during a trip to Italy, the Farfalla's design has you covered from every angle – style, size, and security.


The "butterfly" style flap is held close with the strap in a unique way that is perfect for fending off pickpocketers, as wearing the bag keeps it tightly closed. One exterior zipper pocket, ideal for your cell phone, sits against your body, while the front exterior pocket is protected by the flap closure. An extra bonus? Zippers on the straps allow for easy conversion from a backpack to a sling! 


The front button is a window of opportunity for creativity; personalize your Farfalla by making a leather or faux leather button, use that large unique button you've been saving for that special something, or snag a large wooden toggle button from our site.


In addition to the features mentioned above, the bag has an oval bottom, interior card slots, and an interior slip pocket.


Finished Size - 8.75"W x 12"H x 5.5"D

Skill Level - Intermediate


Cotton, cotton canvas, faux leather, or genuine leather can be used to construct this bag. One exterior fabric can be used, or a contrasting fabric can be used for the straps and back/flap. Waterproof canvas, cotton, linen, or other similar materials can be used for the interior lining. If using cotton or linen for the lining, the pieces will need to be backed with woven interfacing like SF101, Wovenfuse, or other similar weight interfacing. In addition, a stabilizer is needed to give the bag firmness.


Decovil Light, foam, or fleece should be used to stabilize the exterior of the bag. Decovil Heavy, Peltex, or other similar weight stabilizer can be used to stabilize the base of the bag.


Materials List

  • 1 yard of material for the exterior (if you are using vinyl, faux leather, or cork, this is two 18” rolls)
  • 1 yard of woven interfacing for the exterior (only if using cotton, cotton canvas, or other similar-weight fabric)
  • 3/4 yard of lining material
  • 3/4 yard of woven interfacing for the lining (if using cotton, linen, or other similar fabric)
  • 1/2 yard stabilizer



  • 1 – #5 Zipper cut to 48”
  • 1 – #5 Zipper cut to 10.5”
  • 1 – #5 Zipper cut to 7.5”
  • 3 – #5 Zipper Pulls
  • 2 – D-Rings 1"
  • 2 – Slide Adjusters 3/4"
  • 2 – Swivel Clasps 3/4" or 1"
  • 1 – Swivel Clasp 1/2"
  • 1 – 1/8” or 1/4” leather lace, shoestring, or cording cut to 14”

The Farfalla Backpack/Sling - Print Version

SKU: 795276774228
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