Looking for a great back to school backpack for your little one? Well, buckle your seat belts my friends because Celina of the Sewing Rabbit Team has an amazing treat for us today! She is sharing a mind-blowing graphic video teaching you how to make your own Mini-Backpacks! Perfect for the little ones on the go.
DIY Mini Backpack Sewing Video
Since it is back to school for so many of us I thought it would be nice to do a sewing tutorial for a backpack. I’ve been spotting lots of square shaped backpacks these days, as well as lots of different ways of colour blocking- I thought I would combine the two to give you one cute little bag.
I also prepared a little video for my tutorial which I hope you will enjoy. You can simply follow along and pause when you need to! Save it to your favourites and watch it over and over! Careful, the song is really catchy!
With all the different pattern pieces you can make this little backpack as wild as you want or keep really simple. I had a little fun! I made the bottom black, as that is the part that gets the most dirty.
I used some thick plastic zippers, however metallic ones are fine too. You could substitute the Nylon Webbing for some fabric or Gros Grain ribbon. Lastly, I used some plastic adjusters for my straps, those could have been a pair of D-rings as well.
This mini backpack offers lots of possibilities and it is really quite simple to sew. The hardest part was sewing on the front pocket. And if you notch all your pieces as indicated, as well as pin things to keep them in place, you will be fine.
Well I couldn’t just make one backpack with 2 kids in the house. Today is my son first day at kindergarten, so he got a slightly bigger backpack with a few differences here and there. The tutorial is on my blog Petit a Petit and Family, if you’d like to check it out.
My daughter was a little upset that hers wasn’t as big as her brothers, she soon realized this was the perfect size for all her little goodies and specially her small back.
My kids are ready and really excited for this new year to start…
I’m thinking I could use one of each for myself as well, maybe in some nice Liberty of London print or I could up cycled pair of pants I have. What would yours look like?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…