On the Tenth Day of Christmas [NOW CLOSED]

Thanks for entering! This giveaway is now closed. Our next giveaway will open tomorrow morning at 6 am eastern.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…ten lords-a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!

…and Rae gave to me a Toddler Backpack Sewing pattern!


This backpack is designed for tiny backs and little shoulders: perfect for toddlers to pack their toys and treasures for play dates and excursions.  Since you probably won’t be able to stop at making just one, this pattern does include instructions to enlarge the backpack to fit school-aged children.

There are countless renditions of the Toddler Backpack in its dedicated Flickr Pool; the variety and attention to detail are astonishing!  I love how some have added side pockets for water bottles, front zip pockets, appliqued animals, the list goes on.


1. Owls 2. Quilted, 3. Bicycles, 4. Doctor Who

The selection of photos above were taken from the Toddler Backpacks Flickr Pool.

Leave one comment on this post before 10 pm EST tonight for your chance to win this little backpack sewing pattern. The winner will be randomly selected, contacted via email, and will receive a PDF copy of the Toddler Backpack Sewing Pattern; all winners will be posted at the end of this series as well. Void where prohibited by law.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Two more pattern giveaways left in our “Twelve Days of Christmas” series you guys!! Can you guess what they will be?

353 thoughts on “On the Tenth Day of Christmas [NOW CLOSED]

  1. Oooh I’d love to win! My poor guy (1st boy after 3 girls) is currently carrying a blue backpack to daycare (sadly, it has navy blue flowers. lol)

  2. I consider myself a rather good sew..ist…ess…. But could I make this? It looks so professional! Would love to win and try. With 4 kids, I could sure do with a backpack pattern. We run out of backpacks every time halfway through the school year.
    Thanks for the opportunity Rae!

  3. I would love to win a pattern for my poorly monkey , after sewing through my finger I need something to get me back on the horse so to speak ! xx

  4. Would love this pattern. It is adorable, and I have loved seeing everyone in bloglands versions of this backpack!
    Thank you.

  5. Yay! I love this pattern! My two little boys would enjoy packing their loot to go for some nature walks with this! Thank you for the giveaway :)

  6. This is exactly what I need! My little one wants to go to “school” all the time, and loves wearing a backpack. However, her desire for what to put on it is changing constantly, so I want to make one and put patches with her current favorite cartoon/character. I hope I win!

  7. I know if I ever get my hands on this, my daughter would ask for a new bag. She had already asked for new dresses which was made few weeks ago. As well as special cakes. And I haven’t even started with sewing a new baby jumper…

  8. nothing would jump start my new year sewing plans than to win the back pack pattern for the little ones in my life…thanks

  9. My little guy is only 3 months right now, but I can’t wait to make cute stuff like this for him! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I would love this! I am a school librarian and want to make take home packs for parents to check out. This would be perfect!

  11. Perfect for the new school year. I was just noticing last year’s bag is looking a little worse for wear.

  12. My three-year-old has just started being really interested in backpacks. I’d love to try this awesome pattern and make him one in a cool print.

  13. We give our boys big boy backpacks as a present for potty training. My little guy isn’t doing such a great job so far but we’ll get there. And if nothing else, I would surely have plenty of time to get this backpack made :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Cute backpack. This would make a great gift, especially filled with activities for the busy little toddler.

  15. YAY! I’ve always wanted to make this. And I have some super cute fabric in my stash right now. Thank You!

  16. I’ve been wanting this pattern forever to make one for my 2 year old who just started daycare! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  17. My toddlers are obsessed with purses, bags and backpacks. I would love to make them one… or ten… of these cuties!

  18. I would love to have this pattern. I NEED this pattern to add to my collection of other RAE patterns. And I also have a toddler so everything is a win, win. Here’s to hoping!

  19. Cue the cute! So perfect for something to grow into as part of a new baby bundle I am putting together!

  20. OK, I will try for this one even though I NEVER win any of these things. I would LOVE this to make my daughter her first preschool backpack in the fall:)

  21. My 3 year old & 19 month old are totally into wearing backpacks, they would love if I made them one of these!

  22. Yes please! Let’s just say my first few attempts at crafting my own backpack pattern have failed miserably!!
    meremadeblog (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. I would LOVE to make one of these for my son!! He drags around a small backpack I bought for him but its too big for his tiny body! I’m new to sewing but this is a project I’d definitely try for my little Luke!

  24. Thanks for all of the giveaways!
    I have an 8 month old that I would love to make a backpack for. I’m a slow sewer but I should have time to finish it before she goes to preschool!

  25. With my friends having babies, this is a project I could start now and have ready when they are toddlers!

  26. Oooo, I would love to have this pattern! My 4 kids would love to have mama made backpacks. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. My baby isn’t **quite** a toddler yet, but I’d love to sew this for her when she’s a bit older! :)

  28. Such a cute pattern, by three year old might be too big for this, but we are expecting our third child this July!

  29. My kids have a strange obsession with backpacks. They would have me churning out one a week if I had this pattern!

  30. I’m sure my Ellie would love for me to make her back pack that has Elmo on it. I think we will probably hit that back pack phase this summer. Hope I win! Thanks again for the chance.

  31. my daughter is always asking for a backpack and with any luck I’ll win and actually be able to do it for her!

  32. There are several little ones in my life who would love a backpack their own size. The quilted one pictured looks really awesome, too.

  33. Wishing you all good luck!! To my mind comes a ton of ideas for this pattern :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!! <3 <3 <3

  34. Lovin’ this pattern! I can think of several little ones who would enjoy a bag their size. Thanks for the chance :)

  35. My daughter would totally love this backpack for all of her “necessities”…you know, toys, dolls, lip gloss, all of the things a 4 year old requires for a tough day at the playground :)

  36. I’d love to win this…although if I don’t, I’ll probably just buy it anyway, it’s that cute!

  37. I’ve been wanting this pattern (love the flickr pool examples) and have been waiting for my little one to get big enough (he has just turned 2, so think he’s big enough now)
    Thank you

  38. Such a great backpack! Our son always looks like he is going to fall over under his (too-big) child-sized back pack.

  39. MY little daisy is due to start preschool this year and I would live to make her a beautiful little back pack for the start of the new year!

  40. I’ve got four kids children, two nieces, three nephews, and three more new family members being born this year. All of these kids are age six and under! Since I take sewing breaks for sanity, I’d love to put a backpack pattern to use!

  41. What a sweet idea – I love a sewn bag that doesnt look too, well, you know, sewn! Thanks for the giveaway! x

  42. Oh yes, sign me up for this one! I have made so many bags for bridesmaids that now I want to try something different and this is right project for me at this time!
    Let it be me!!!!

  43. I would simply love to have a try at this one…fabric of choice: Heather Ross Guitars in gray and yellow!

  44. Those are adorable! I’m so happy you are doing this giveaway week, I had forgotten all the adorable patterns you have.

  45. i have an almost 2-year-old who already LOVES backpacks, so we’d get lots of use out of a pattern like this!

  46. I have a little girl who is about to start Kindergarten who needs the large version made up (in about 3 weeks- yikes). This is just the right size for her, and I can have so much fun with it too.

  47. I thrifted my daughters bag for day care… I hate buying all that licensed, gender specific, crap. It is a little small though. A mummy made back pack would be an awesome alternative… Though i’d probably use some vintage holly Hobbie fabric to make it which is maybe just a bit hypocritical….. It’s tough being a mum lol

  48. Oooo – yes please! I’d LOVE to win this and make them for my lil girls! Thank you for the chance to win!

  49. This is a great looking pattern and the flickr photo seamstresses have chosen some great fabrics to jazz up its simplicity! Gotta love it!

  50. Would love to have this pattern to attempt to make a bookbag for our son who is almost two. He can carry his own stuff while we lug around our daughter who is due in late April. Love your patterns!

  51. Love this! My daughter keeps asking when the next thing I sew will be for her, this could be perfect!

  52. Wow, I originally found your blog through your Kniterviews and was intrigued by your washi dress. Looks like I need to take a better look at all the children’s patterns you offer! This is a super cute backpack!

  53. I would love to create this for the little ones in my world! Thanks for the wonderful giveaways!

  54. This is the BEST giveaway! I would love this pattern. Thank you, Rae, for your generosity in running this series of giveaways.

  55. I’ve had my eye on this backpack for literally YEARS! I can never choose fabric for it and it seems so daunting to progress from BBBPants to a backpack!! My second son will start Montessori this year and I’d love to be brave enough to make them one each, they’re the perfect size for a change of clothes and some lunch.

  56. Ohhhhh fingers crossed, this would be perfect for my wee man to carry around his special toys (and will help not lose them when we are out!)

  57. What a perfect gift to make for all the littles in my life turning 2 this year (5 of them and counting!!)

  58. Yes please!! Have a two-year old granddaughter’s birthday coming up!
    Would be GREAT to win the pattern. Thanks for the chance!

  59. This seems like an awesome pattern and I love seeing all the different fabrics used for it. (As an aside, my husband gave me a set of ornaments for Xmas after Xmas – he forgot to wrap them up – they are the 12 days of Xmas and it has “4 calling birds” on it and we are in Australia (although they are probably made in china::seems like it could be a rare find to have it say 4 colly birds??)

  60. With twins due at the end of January, I have a feeling a few of these little backpacks could come in handy! Thanks Rae for being so generous!

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