How to Make A Backpack: 30 Free Sewing Patterns for Adorable Backpacks

It’s Back-to-School time! What better way to celebrate than bringing out your crafty side with a homemade backpack for your kiddo? We scoured the web for 30 free sewing patterns for adorable kid backpacks, including drawstring bags, traditional backpacks, stuffed animal backpacks, and more. Learn how to make a backpack 30 different ways after the jump…

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  • How to Make a Backpack 1 of 31
    How to Make a Backpack
    We've shared 30 free sewing patterns for adorable backpacks. Did we miss one that you adore? Let us know in the comments!
  • Initial Backpack 2 of 31
    Initial Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Domo-Kun Backpack 3 of 31
    Domo-Kun Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Crochet Backpack 4 of 31
    Crochet Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Quillow Pack 5 of 31
    Quillow Pack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Kids’ Backpack 6 of 31
    Kids' Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Toddler Backpack 7 of 31
    Toddler Backpack
    Get the tutorial at Made by Rae. Apologies - this one isn't free, it's a printable pattern for $6, and well worth it.
  • A is for Apple Backpack 8 of 31
    A is for Apple Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Kid’s Backpack 9 of 31
    Kid's Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Let’s Go Backpack 10 of 31
    Let's Go Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Toddler Backpack 11 of 31
    Toddler Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Hooded Towel Backpack 12 of 31
    Hooded Towel Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Fish Backpack 13 of 31
    Fish Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Toddler Backpack 14 of 31
    Toddler Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Stuffed Animal Knapsack 15 of 31
    Stuffed Animal Knapsack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Drawstring Knapsack 16 of 31
    Drawstring Knapsack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Easy Backpack with Bias Straps 17 of 31
    Easy Backpack with Bias Straps
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Crossbody Backpack 18 of 31
    Crossbody Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • The City Backpack 19 of 31
    The City Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Bustle Backpack 20 of 31
    Bustle Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Ruffled Backpack 21 of 31
    Ruffled Backpack
    Get the tutorial at Not Very Domestic.
  • Monster Backpack 22 of 31
    Monster Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Library Bag 23 of 31
    Library Bag
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Backpack Made from Khaki Pants 24 of 31
    Backpack Made from Khaki Pants
    Get the tutorial at Noodlehead.
  • Petite Pack 25 of 31
    Petite Pack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Owl Backpack 26 of 31
    Owl Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Happy Backpack 27 of 31
    Happy Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Emma Backpack 28 of 31
    Emma Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Simple Toddler Backpack 29 of 31
    Simple Toddler Backpack
    Get the tutorial here.
  • Drawstring Backpack 30 of 31
    Drawstring Backpack
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Backpack from a Placemat 31 of 31
    Backpack from a Placemat
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premiere DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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