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Toddler backpack – free pattern

Last year I drafted a free pattern to be featured on the UpCraft Club. My younger son was about to start daycare for the very first time and I wanted to make him a cool backpack. 

It’s that time of the year again, so I thought I’d share the pattern and instructions here on my blog. Enjoy!

My baby boy, just started daycare, for the very first time! (I really should stop calling him “my baby”!) He needed a small backpack to carry his essentials… you know… toy car… pacifier… toy train… leftover cookie… importante stuff!

I’ve been wanting to make a pattern for a while, and this seemed like the perfect project to start. You can download the pattern here.

Before we start, here’s what you need:

  • 50cm (about 1/2 yard) of the main fabric (I used a cotton canvas)
  • 50cm (about 1/2 yard) of the lining fabric (I used a laminated fabric, so it’s easier to clean up)
  • 1m (about a yard) of piping (or make your own)
  • 40 or 45cm (16″ or 18″) zipper
  • 130cm (52″) of straps
  • 2 sliders

(If you’re using a lighter fabric as main, I suggest interfacing the Front and Back pieces of the Backpack.)

Let’s get started:

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  • Shmi

    January 4, 2018 at 7:12 pm Reply

    Your pattern is very confusing. There are pieces that aren’t labelled and no directions.

    • Diana

      January 5, 2018 at 7:14 pm Reply

      Thank you for your feedback. I’m not sure what you mean with “no directions”… The post itself is the tutorial (directions) and once you assemble the pattern all the pieces are labelled.

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