Pattern delivered as an electronic download.
PDF pattern for a toddler-sized backpack.
Included in the pattern PDF:
Full-color photographs to augment the instructions
Clear directions on how to easily enlarge the pattern for a larger child
Complete set of pattern pieces (including rectangular pieces)
The pattern uses about a 1/2 yard of medium- to heavy-weight canvas for the outside. The backpack holds its shape pretty well due to the piping and the quilted bottom, but if you wanted a more rigid backpack you could also interface it with something thick, like another layer of canvas. In addition to the outer fabric, you’ll need about 1/4 yard of medium-weight fabric for the straps and bottom and a small amount of fleece or quilt batting for the bottom panel and strap padding.
Notions: two 1″ plastic strap adjusters (or four 1″ D-rings), 3/4″ yards of 1″ nylon strap, one 14″ zipper, and one package of pre-made 1/2″ bias tape piping (2 1/2 yards total if you are a Crazy Person and think you’d like to make your own).
Height: 11 3/8″, Width: 10″, Depth: 4 1/4″ (shown on a 2 year old in the pictures)
Format: PDF File - Available for Instant Download
Pages: 17 (Instructions + Illustrations - 10, Pattern Sheets - 7)
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