Kids Craft: Doll Backpack

How to make a Doll Backpack with printable pattern - mypoppet.com.au

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.

Felt Craft Mini Back Pack - mypoppet.com.au

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
  • Needle
  • Fabric marker (air erasable)

Note:

  • 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.

How to:

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.

Felt Craft Mini Back Pack - mypoppet.com.au

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.

Felt Craft Mini Back Pack - mypoppet.com.au

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.

Felt Craft Mini Back Pack - mypoppet.com.au

5/ Sew the snap fastener to the underside of the body cover and the outside edge near the opening.

Felt Craft Mini Back Pack - mypoppet.com.au

6/ Sew the heart-piece to the top cover of the body. Close the snap fastener and you’re done.

Felt Craft Mini Back Pack - mypoppet.com.au

Felt Craft Mini Back Pack - mypoppet.com.au

Felt Craft Mini Back Pack - mypoppet.com.au

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