The Lil' Adventurer Backpack is the perfect bag for any toddler or preschooler! This backpack PDF Sewing Pattern features adjustable straps, drawstring closure with top flap, optional piping, and a front pocket. Perfect for carrying all of your little ones essentials to daycare, dance class, preschool, Grandma's house and any other adventure!
This a quick-sew and makes a great afternoon project!
PDF Sewing Pattern comes with a full tutorial and color photos in an easy to print PDF. Pattern pieces are computer generated.
An instant download link will be sent to your email as soon as payment is completed. Save the PDF to your computer and print off as many times as you like.
You may sell backpacks made with this pattern. You may not resell, copy, or redistribute this pattern in any form.
***Happy Ever After Fabric (main photo) courtesy of www.theribbonretreat.com
Posted by Emma on 11th Sep 2016
I've made this pattern twice already and will be making a lot more! Clear instructions, easy sewing, and the perfect size for the many toddlers in my life. I use upcycled denim for the outer body and skip the interfacing, so it's affordable too!
Posted by Sarah Schulz on 8th Sep 2016
I just finished this backpack for my 4 year old who just started pre-K. It's adorable! I used IKEA decorator fabric inside and out and it feels super sturdy and I think will last us a long time! This was my first time working with piping and it turned out beautifully. Great instructions. After some reading on the Facebook group, I added 2" to the height of the body panels to be 13" instead of 11" so I can fit a folder inside it if I need to. So I can fit a folder, a spare change of clothes, and a fleece in it easily. Thanks for another great pattern!
Posted by Unknown on 5th Jan 2016
I loved this pattern! The instructions are easy to follow too:) Great for a toddler on the go. I made it for my 2 year old granddaughter and she loved it... I added a zipper to the pocket and she loved it:)
Posted by Kristen R on 30th Jun 2015
Great little bag and great pattern! Easy to follow instructions and it turned out adorable. It fits my 3 year old perfect. The only change I made was to use D rings on the straps, they work perfectly. Thanks so much!
Posted by Carrie Rodriguez on 26th Jun 2015
Super easy and fast! Can't wait to make more! Everyone that sees it wants one!
Posted by Jessica on 5th Oct 2014
This pattern was so much fun to make and it's a fantastic gift for preschoolers.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Sep 2014
Pattern is so easy to follow and the result is adorable! My daughter is thrilled to have her own backpack like her big brother!
Posted by April on 30th Aug 2014
Bought this pattern for my granddaughter and she loved it. It was so easy to follow and the instructions were written perfectly. The pictures were an asset. Abandoned a JoAnn pattern that was too complicated and missing instructions and bought this one and will definitely make more. My only suggestion would be to use batting to quilt the fabric before assembly for a little more weight.
Posted by christina taylor on 21st Aug 2014
I absolutely love this pattern. It was a breeze to put together and the results are fantastic. It's the perfect size for my 3yr old for preschool, and she loves it too.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jul 2014
This is a great pattern with easy to follow instructions.
Posted by Alex Radu on 20th Jun 2014
Such an easy and fun project! The pattern is amazing and very easy to follow. I'll be making more of them for sure.
Posted by Jeanne Austin on 6th Jun 2014
Pattern is extremely well written. The directions are very clear. The results are amazing. I also learned two new techniques while making the backpack. I had never used piping before and had yet to use the button hole foot on my machine
Posted by Jessica on 29th May 2014
I was actually expecting to use my seam ripper a lot for this pattern. The photos just make it look so nice. I was surprised how easy it was and before I knew it I was done! I did modify it a little bit. I used elastic instead of a drawing string to close the back. My current machine doesn't do button holes very well and I thought it was be easier for the son to get things in and out of it without me having to tie and untie it 20x a day. I also added a latch that connects the straps at the chest so it won't fall off his shoulders. I will definitely be making more of these!
Posted by Mandie Spudich on 29th May 2014
This pattern really leads you through a complicated process step by step and makes it so easy to achieve spectacular results so that even if you aren't a professional sewist you will be able to create a professional looking product! :)