One of the best parts of what I do as a blogger is work with new fabric lines from Riley Blake designs. They send me the fabric and I get to make something with it. Hopefully, something you will want to make too- so it’s a win-win-win situation. 🙂
The moment I saw this Derby Days fabric by Melissa Mortenson I knew exactly what I would make with it. A Toddler sized backpack for my “horsey” obsessed 2 year old.
I revisited a pattern I published almost 4 years ago, updated a few of the measurements and added a couple of new details to hopefully make it a better experience for you. You can find the tutorial here. If you would like a printable version- you can purchase one for $3 in my Etsy store: Toddler Backpack PDF.
I adjusted the flap so it is longer and has better coverage.
I removed the interior pocket since it never seems to get used by my girls anyway.
I adjusted the position of the straps on top and added a handle for hanging and carrying.
And I clarified the instructions for adding this lanyard to the inside of the backpack, which is very useful for keeping track of keys, or a darling mini pouch!
My daughter LOVES the horses and is having so much fun with her very own backpack. Now, she doesn’t have to share with her older sisters!!
I hope you enjoy making these for the littles in your life as well!