Oh I would love to give it a try! Guess I better order some fabric! It would look adorable using some cute Japenese fabric!
I couldn't get the pattern piece link to work....
Wow, that is amazing (and long!). You've made things pretty clear, I think, and I totally want to make one! I'm on a pillowcase kick right now, and I think I should make a few tote bags before I venture into the advanced world of backpacks.
This is such a great tutorial! and my DD would love this thank you so much for sharing this!Will let you know when i make one!Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique
Love this. SO sweet. I wish I has sewing skills like that. Thanks for stopping by by the way.
Love it! Will try it this summer! I have the same container that is on your header! Glad to find your blog!
The pattern piece link should work-let me know if it's still giving anyone trouble!
Wow- this is fantastic! I just clicked over from Craft Gossip. What a wonderful tutorial. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.
great job on the tutorial!!! thanx for sharing
Adorable! Thanks for the pattern & tute. Looking forward to trying this one.
oops, i just commented on your other post... I can't wait to try this next week! thanks!
I'll feature you in my blog & my DIY Sewing sectionthank you for the tutorialjust visit my blog http://childhood-obsessions.blogspot.com
Where did you find that delicious fabric?
I just found this, and I'm SO excited to try it out. I could have used this last fall when I was searching everywhere for a backpack for my toddler! Thanks!
This is just what I was looking for! My son is starting kindergarten next week and i just can't wait to sew him this lovely toddler backpack. Thanks so much for sharing!!
Hello, is it possible I can find the cutting size of the ring holder piece?
De fAN-SO Sorry! The ring holder piece is 2" x 4 1/4" After it's sewn you'll have one long piece 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" You'll cut this in half to make the two ring holders.Alternately you could make one long piece for the ring holders and the loop - 2" x 10 1/4" then sew it all one time and cut it into two 2" pieces and one 6" piece.Hope that helps :)
I made this backpack for my 4 1/2 year old. He adores it :-) Really great tutorial/easy to follow. I only used one layer of padding in the shoulder straps though as two was impossible to do and still turn the straps. I'm sure I'll be making another backpack soon for my youngest and I'll definitely use this pattern again. I might increase the size by a couple of inches though. Thanks for sharing!
Hi.. thanks for this great tutorial.. I've made one myself... I'm so happy for the outcome.. You can view it at my blog http://jurra-sewcute.blogspot.com/2011/01/backpack-for-your-lil-ones.htmlThanks again.Jurra
Thank you so much for this tutorial! Especially for sharing your knowledge about attaching the lining to outer piece and zipper.
love this bag, I'm going to try to make it for my nephew's birthday, he'll be one!
Hi Em, love your tutorial, I already made one on my blog here ( http://destikdoos.blogspot.com/2011/02/mijn-eerste-proef-rugzakje-is-klaar.html ) But now the pattern is not available anymore. Is that possible? Is it possible to send it? Thx Ellen
I love this idea and your tutorial was great help! Thanks so much for posting this!
I love this. would give it a try. Thanks for sharing this.
I can't seem to download this pattern scribd just keeps trying to load?
Is anyone else having trouble with Scribd- downloading the pattern? I've tried for two days now- on a mac with safari and firefox? I would love to make this but having trouble!
Thanks for the great tutorial. I make this, but had a real hard time with the zipper panel. Probably operator error. I ended up with a drawstring top and flap. It would be help to have a photo that showed all your pieces laid out with measurement (see http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2010/08/tutorial-lunch-bag.html from the PinkPenguin). This helps both in the cutting and in following the step (you can figure out what part is being sewed by the fabric). I also switched out the strapping for ready-made webbing. I made this for a 3 year old and increased the strap length to 25 inches.
love it!!here's the one i made with your beautiful pattern and extremely helpful tutorial!! THANKS!!!http://dnicci.blogspot.com/2011/03/toddlers-backpack.html
Would anyone recommend a fabric for the inside liner? would you use canvas as well?
Fabulous backpack. I made it out of fabric with tractors on for my 2 year old Grandson. I love the way the lining is attached to the outer bag. Many thanks
Thanks for the tutorial! I'm going to make it for my son as soon as he's willing to carry a backpack. :D
Thanks a lot for this lovely tutorial. Made a backpack for my daughter and everyone loved it.
Such a great tutorial! I am just finishing one for a 2nd birthday gift and it is SOOOO CUTE!!!
I tried downloading the tutorial part of your backpack but it will not download, gives me a message that it is too long for pdf. Any suggestions?
Hmmm... It does say that the file is too large to scan for viruses but you can skip it and download it anyway (really there are no viruses in it).If you email me your email address I could send it to you-it is 130 MB so make sure you check your spam folder :)
I am unable to open the tutorial and patterns. Could you please email it to me at Carrie.Fatzinger@yahoo.com. I would love to make this for my daughter!!
i made this for my daughter and she loves it. thank you
I used your tutorial and it was excellent! My daughter loves her back pack for preschool!
I am having trouble understanding how to attach the interfacing to the outside bottom/side section because they are not the same size. The interfacing says 22 inches, but the bottom and sides added together is 27.5 inches. Am I not understanding this right?
Lindsay,I'm on vacation right now. If you email me your email info I'll look over that section of the pattern and get in touch with you when I get back (the last week of July). Happy 4th of July!EmilyVenturab003@gmail.com
Trying to upload but it says error:(. I will message you my email:)> Thanks a Bunch can't wait to make:)!!
Also trying to open the pdf tutorial and getting an error. help! :) thanks!
What is the error message you get?
Hello! I'm getting an error message as well... just says error loading file... I can see the three pattern pages, just not the pdf file which contains the instructions. Would you mind emailing them to me? Pretty please? :) It's so cute and I can't wait to try it out! Thanks!kara (period) mcswain @ gmail (dot) com