Check out these 15 Backpack Sewing Patterns that are simple to make if you have some basic sewing knowledge. Make your own DIY backpack today that will be unique and as sturdily built as you desire.
Backpacks are great for weekend trips, hiking adventures, carry-on luggage, sports practice, and more. Most of us have owned a backpack at one point in our lives, but have you ever thought about sewing your own?
1. Ruther Backpack Sewing Pattern by I think I Sew Bags
This Ruther Backpack is a large bag with convenient proportions, suited for long trips and vacations in the summer. Due to its simple and quick steps, anyone can enjoy this without any uneasiness.
Thanks to its front zipper pocket, the backpack touts a respectable amount of storage options for small belongings. With its stylish look and practical storage, this bag can carry all sorts of things without any worries making it perfect for work or school!
3. Slouchy Backpack Sewing Pattern by Bonnie Christine
This Slouchy Backpack is a beginner-to-intermediate friendly project that can easily be made in an afternoon. The slouchy straps make this back-hugging backpack super comfy to wear or throw over your shoulder.
You can mix and match fabrics for the straps, flap, lining, and pocket, or keep them all the same for a streamlined look. With a cinch pull and pocket inside, it makes a great hands-free purse for school or a run to town.
4. Mini Backpack Sewing Pattern by Diedelbug Handmade
This Mini Backpack is the perfect mini-sized backpack for both adults and kids alike. Whether it be your everyday bag or vacation hopper you’re sure to be prepared for whatever comes your way.
The exterior features two elasticized side pockets, just the right size for water bottles, a front zippered cargo pocket for those extras you need handy and adjustable straps, to make it comfortable for whoever is wearing it. The roomy interior also features a zippered pocket for those smaller items you just can’t lose.
This pattern is called the “Girl’s Backpack” but you can easily make it for a boy as well – just use the fabrics your boy might like! The pattern calls for a ribbon bow on the front but you can leave it off for a more modern look.
This cute little backpack is the perfect daypack for a playdate – it’s big enough for a few little toys and a snack or drink.
7. Wayfarer Sling Backpack Sewing Pattern by A Quaint Stitch
This Wayfarer Sling Backpack is a sleek and functional everyday carry sling backpack. Its re-positionable cross-body strap design makes it easy to sling the backpack from the back to front or carry as a shoulder bag while allowing quick access to all compartments.
8. Adventure Time Backpack Sewing Pattern by Andrie Designs
Now is your chance to make your very own Adventure Time Backpack using this easy to follow downloadable PDF pattern. The pattern offers up two different sizes of the backpack – small and large.
The pattern gives you various options to follow, so you can keep it simple and make the basic model or try your hand at a few more tasks and make the more complicated model.
The options in the pattern include adding piping and/or adding an outer side pocket which is perfect for drink bottles. You also have the option to add an outer front zipper pocket or add an inner zipper pocket and inner slip pocket which is designed to carry books, papers, and even laptops or tablets.
Need a fun project to make for a special little Valentine? This Heart Backpack Free Sewing Pattern that will keep any munchkin smiling all year long! This backpack is fully lined and has adjustable straps, making it perfect for all sorts of shenanigans.
10. Bitty Backpacks Sewing Pattern by Hartland Quilt Shop
These gorgeous 4-inch Bitty Backpacks make the cutest accessory. You can use them for your toys or dolls or as the sassiest little purse.
Large enough for a lip-gloss, credit card, or other necessities, why not hang your back-pack off your back-pack? These backpacks sew up super quickly and can be made in cotton, felt, vinyl, leather – just about anything!
This charming backpack is suitable for confident beginners or just a great project for anyone who is looking for a large, convenient, and trendy bag! This convertible backpack is the perfect project for you!
The project is created for men, women, and children alike! Its big size is ideal for laptops, books and more.
13. Dragon Plush Backpack Sewing Pattern by Choly Knight
This Dragon Plush Backpack is styled to look like the dragon is clinging to your back and looking off to the side. It comes in two sizes – small and large.
The small is suitable for holding a phone and a few other essentials, while the large size is an epic statement piece that can hold a standard tablet. As an optional advanced technique, you can also sew a hidden zipper pocket into the tail.
14. Leather Puppy Backpack Sewing Pattern by Karlova Design
Meet the tiniest backpack on the list, the Leather Puppy Backpack! Almost too tiny to exist, nevertheless it can hold your wallet, phone, and keys. There will be some space left for your lipstick and perfume, too.
Lots of options to play with color, and I believe they all are gonna look good! You won’t need a lot of leather for this project, and it can be assembled in one day.
15. Abbey Convertible Backpack Sewing Pattern by I Love You Sew
This Abbey Convertible Backpack features a convenient front zipper pocket for keys, chapstick, or change, a magnetic snap tab closure for easy access to the main compartment, a back slip pocket – perfect for your phone, boarding passes, or concert tickets, an interior zipper pocket to keep valuables safe, and a generously sized adjustable strap which can be used for the backpack or crossbody.
You will love having this unique design which you can (of course) keep, but also gift to friends and family, both young and mature.
A backpack lets you take your life with you. Might as well do it looking adorable by whipping any of these backpack sewing patterns!
When you’re done, flaunt your creations on our Facebook Page. Pretty sure everyone else would love to see them! And you might as well like to check out our collection of Macrame Purse Patterns and Leather Purse Patterns. From simple coin purses to constructed clutches, there’s a style suitable for everyone!
We hope these 15 backpack sewing patterns inspired some new projects that you can’t wait to dive in!