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?)
1. Daisy Backpack 1, 2. Pair of Backpacks, 3. Purple ZigZags, 4. Green Giraffes, 5. Rockets, 6. Big Polka Dots
Here’s an example of one of the backpacks made using the bigger kid dimensions: