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Toddler Backpack Free Pattern update

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.

a free pattern to sew a toddler sized backpack

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!

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

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

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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!

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

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

  • Reply
    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?

    Vicki L.

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