Are your kids looking for a crafty project to entertain themselves with these school holidays? Older kids may enjoy this simple sewing project – a doll sized backpack.
This Doll Backpack can be made to suit any doll by adjusting the side of the template – enlarge to 150% for an American Girl doll or reduce to 70% for a Barbie doll. You can experiment with the template size to suit any doll or toy.
You’ll only need a few scraps of felt and some ribbon for the straps to make the mini backpack. It’s a great little project for kids to practice their sewing skills.
How to make a Doll Backpack
You will need:
- Two contrasting sheets of felt
- Thread – contrasting with the felt
- Thread – matching the trim
- 2x 19cm decorative trim
- 1x 6mm Snap fastener
- Scissors: fabric and paper
- Fabric marker (air erasable)
- If you’re making this bag with a specific doll in mind, you can adjust the template size and the strap rings measurement to suit.
- Use a blanket stitch or whip stitch to sew seam edges.
1/ Print template at 100% (or size of your choice) and cut out the pattern pieces.
2/ Sew one side piece to the body, lining it up the reference markers. Then sew up the side of the body, closing that seam.
3/ Loop each trim and sew the ends together. These will be the bag straps. Pin and sew the straps to the back of the bag.
4/ Sew the second side piece to the body, lining it up the reference markers. Then sew up the side of the body, closing that seam.
5/ Sew the snap fastener to the underside of the body cover and the outside edge near the opening.
6/ Sew the heart-piece to the top cover of the body. Close the snap fastener and you’re done.