My Elliot starts kindergarten next week. WAAAAAH! Unbelieveable. With back-to-school season here, I thought we should take a peek at all the great backpacks that people have been making with my Toddler Backpack pattern. The original pattern was intended for preschool-aged children, 2-5ish (hence the name, “toddler”), but has since been updated to include easy instructions for enlarging it for a school-aged child so it can accommodate the normal 8.5×11″ sized notebooks and handouts and whatnot. At the top of my current To Sew List is a school-sized one for E. Only time will tell if this backpack actually materializes by the first day of kindergarten or not.
This viewfinder version makes me so happy I have enough of this Melody Miller fabric left to make a copycat backpack of my own:
Johanna, who made this adorbsible version for her toddler son, has a post called “Backpack with a View” if you want to see more (and clever name, eh?)
Here’s an example of one of the backpacks made using the bigger kid dimensions: