Toddler Backpack Tutorial and Free Sewing Pattern



Hi everyone! It's me again, Diana from Miss Castelinhos. Today I want to share with you my latest sewing adventure. My baby boy, just started Kindergarten, 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... important 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:


My baby boy is ready for school! (he will always be "my baby"! ;) )


Hope you enjoyed... and don't forget to show us what you've done! Tag us on Instagram @UpCraftClub to show us what you made with this pattern! #toddlerbackpack

September 17, 2015 by UpCraft Club
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Andreia Salgueiro

Andreia Salgueiro said:

Diana this is BRI.LLI.ANT! Looks like the perfect size for a toddler and just looks so good! <3

Vanessa @eastandeden

Vanessa @eastandeden said:

This is FANTASTIC! I love the pattern and your fabric choices are awesome. Great post!


Rebecca said:

Oh I love this!! What a great pattern. My boys love new bags. I’m going to have to try this out.


Diana said:

Thank you so much ladies! I glad you liked it!

Maria Borges Duarte

Maria Borges Duarte said:

This backpack is so cute, nice pattern! Love how you played with the stripes and colours.


Karly said:

This backpack is so insanely cute! I really need to make some!


Coralie said:

Thank you very much for this pattern and the explanations. This has been my most ambitious project so far, and you made it very simple to make! My little boy is ready for school.


justina said:

This is a lovely project and you are did a beautiful job bringing it to life! Thank you for the pattern. I am on my way to the sewing room to make one right now!

Betty Rusenstrom

Betty Rusenstrom said:

perfect little backpack. Love it thanks for your pattern. Made it for my niece she is starting school in September


Sabbir said: is a great blog site. I do always follow your post. I was bought a backpack from suggesting and read a kids backpack review website. Please check & suggest me can I follow that?

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