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DIY Toddler Backpack: Free Pattern Update

One of the best parts of what I do as a sewing 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.

DIY Toddler Backpack Pattern Update, featured by top US sewing blog, Ameroonie Designs: a free pattern to sew a toddler sized backpack

I revisited the DIY toddler backpack 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 of the DIY toddler backpack pattern, you can purchase one for $3 in my Etsy store: Toddler Backpack PDF.

DIY Toddler Backpack Pattern Update, featured by top US sewing blog, Ameroonie Designs

I adjusted the flap of the DIY toddler backpack so it is longer and has better coverage.

DIY Toddler Backpack Pattern Update, featured by top US sewing blog, Ameroonie Designs:

I removed the interior pocket since it never seems to get used by my girls anyway.

DIY Toddler Backpack Pattern Update, featured by top US sewing blog, Ameroonie Designs

I adjusted the position of the straps on top and added a handle for hanging and carrying.

DIY Toddler Backpack Pattern Update, featured by top US sewing blog, Ameroonie Designs

And I clarified the instructions for adding this lanyard to the inside of the DIY toddler backpack, which is very useful for keeping track of keys, or a darling mini pouch!

DIY Toddler Backpack Pattern Update, featured by top US sewing blog, Ameroonie Designs

My daughter LOVES the horses and is having so much fun with her very own toddler backpack. Now, she doesn’t have to share with her older sisters!!

DIY Toddler Backpack Pattern Update, featured by top US sewing blog, Ameroonie Designs

I hope you enjoy making this DIY toddler backpack for the littles in your life as well!
xoxo,
Amy

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  • Melissa {polkadot chair}
    March 14, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    It's so great Amy! Thank you so much for doing this!!

  • Vickie B.
    March 15, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Hi Amy
    I tried to view your updates for the Childs Backpack, but I was unable to see a full tutorial. It only mentions what changes you made.
    I am I looking in the wrong place?
    Your help would appreciated. I love the pattern and would like to make one for my grandchild

    Thank You
    Vickie B.

  • Amy at Ameroonie Designs
    March 15, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Hi Vickie!
    If you click on the link in this post it will take you to the post with the tutorial. Or you can search Toddler Backpack on this site and it will pull up this post and the one with the tutorial!
    Thank you so much! Can't wait to see your version!
    xoxo

  • Victoria Breitbach
    March 15, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Thank You for getting back to me so quickly. I love your site.
    Vickie B.

  • Vicki Lowe
    September 15, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Hi Amy,

    Your toddler back pack pattern is adorable! Just finished a darling pink dinosaur one for my grand daughter. Would like to know about the mini pouch that you attached to the lanyard. Is there a pattern for the mini pouch?

    Thanks,
    Vicki L.