I have been wanting to get a backpack for little B for a while now. I can’t really justify spending money on one just yet though, because he’s so small. I knew I had some sturdy scraps of fabric on hand so I scoured the Internet in search of a tutorial.
I found this simple pattern! I used the leg from an old pair of jeans (actually, they were a Pinterest project gone horribly wrong. I don’t want to talk about it HAH), and some leftover canvas from my Mei Tai.
Instead of creating the foldover part of the ‘Front Bottom’ pattern piece, I just used the bottom portion of the pant leg, so that it would already be finished for me. The grey pieces are for the straps and the ‘Front Top’. The only piece of interfacing I used was for the ‘Front Top’, as well.
The tutorial was simple to follow and resulted in a SUPER CUTE backpack that is just the right size for a couple of toys and a snack. I finished it in about two hours, with ‘help’ from the little guy himself.
Lambie is hanging out in there right now. I think I’ll add a small piece of velcro to make sure the flap stays shut. But it turned out great! And best of all, it was free!