Toddler Backpack Sewing Pattern


This little backpack is perfect for the preschool child! It stands just under a foot high and features adjustable padded straps, quilted bottom, and a zipper closure.


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  • 1/2 yd medium- to heavy-weight fabric (main)
  • 1/4 yard medium- to heavy-weight fabric (straps/bottom)
  • Optional: 1/2 yd lining fabric
  • 1/4 yd fleece or quilt batting for straps/bottom
  • 14″ zipper
  • One package (approx. 2 1/2 yds) 1/2″ bias tape piping
  • Two strap adjusters for 1″ straps (or four 1″ D-rings)
  • 3/4 yard 1″ nylon strap (or 4″ x 27″ fabric to make your own strap)
  • Optional: double-fold bias tape binding for finishing inside seams

Sizes and Finished Measurements

This pattern comes in one size to make an unlined backpack that will fit a toddler. Modifications are included to add a lining and enlarge the backpack to fit school-aged children.

Finished dimensions, toddler size: 
Height: 11 3/8″, Width: 10″, Depth: 4 1/4″

Finished dimensions, Larger size (if you add 2″ to the pattern pieces as clearly instructed):
Height: 13 3/8″, Width: 12″, Depth: 4 1/4″

Toddler Backpack Sewing Pattern - $8

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