Small backpack for kids - pattern and tutorial

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You're purchasing a digital product (pdf files) - sewing pattern and tutorial in English.

About the project

With this pattern and tutorial you will learn how to sew an everyday backpack with a slightly sporty edge. The backpack has been designed with kids in mind (7+), but it is also suitable as a small backpack for women (may require the extension of shoulder straps).

You can use this pattern as a ready solution or as a base for further sewing experiments. The sewing tutorial shows many interesting techniques, which you can use in other projects.

The backpack features:

  • one large zippered compartment
  • front zippered pocket
  • inner panel with 2 pockets and 2 pen slots
  • one discreet zippered pocket on the back
  • adjustable, contoured and padded shoulder straps
  • comfortable padded handle

The backpack is fully lined. The seam allowances in the main compartment are finished with a binding tape.

Size of a finished product:

  • height: 38 cm (15")
  • width: 29 cm (10.5")
  • depth: about 11.5 cm (4.5")

The pattern is also available in a larger version. The large backpack is not a scaled version of the small backpack, it has different proportions.

Product specification

Ardente Design
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The product contains:

  • 2 PDF files with the pattern (A4 and US letter size)
  • 1 PDF file with 27-page instruction of sewing the bag, with a lot of photos and diagrams

Materials needed:

  • outer fabric in 2 colors (140 cm / 55" wide):
    • fabric A (top part) - 0,3 mb (0.3 yd)
    • fabric B (bottom part) - 0.45 mb (0.5 yd)
  • lining fabric (140 cm / 55" wide): 0.7 mb (28")
  • 2 zippers #5 (5 mm) - 1 pc. 73.1 cm (28 3/4") long and 1 pc. 58 cm (22 3/4") long
  • zipper #3 (3 mm) - 16 cm (6") long
  • webbing 25 mm (1") wide - 1,05 m (42")
  • binding tape 25 mm (1") wide - 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd)
  • air mesh - 28 x 41 cm (11" x 17")
  • 2 bakcpack strap adjusters 25 mm (1") wide
  • foam interfacing

You're welcome to use this pattern to make items for your own use as well as for sale. We ask only to mention us in your online listing descriptions:


Note however, that all of the items for sale must be made personally by the pattern purchaser. Mass production is not allowed.

You may not sell or distribute our patterns and/or tutorials (or their parts) under no circumstances.

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