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Little Collector Backpack PDF Sewing Pattern

(2 customer reviews)


The Little Collector Backpack is a simple PDF sewing pattern for a kid’s backpack. This backpack features all easy to manipulate features, like a drawstring/Velcro closure, and envelope-style pocket. The pocket and bottom of the bag can be mesh, allowing all the dirt and sand to stay outside when your child collects all their treasures!

A finished bag measures 12″ tall and features adjustable straps, it fit comfortably from age 2-teens. Fully encased seams so no crevices or crannies for dirt and mud to hide.

Please note the wings and bow add-on is not included in the pattern, it was a creative embellishment

Want to read more? Here is a blog post about its release, and a round-up of tester photos. I always pin blog posts & customer photos to my pattern board here, too.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, that you download and print yourself, not a finished object/item.




  • 3/8 yard of stable, non-stretchy mesh
  • 1/2 yard of main fabric for outside bag body
  • 1 yard of lining/straps fabric , 1/2y each if doing separate fabrics
  • Two 3/8” (10 mm) size grommets & inserting tool
  • 45” (114 cm) of 1/4” (6.4 mm)-thick cotton cording/rope
  • 60” (153 cm) of double-fold, 1/2” (12.7 mm) wide bias tape
  • Fusible interfacing scrap measuring 4” X 2” (10 X 5 cm)
  • 2.5” (6.4 cm) of hook & loop tape (Velcro)
  • 1 set of strap adjusters

This is a PDF sewing pattern, that you download and print yourself, not a finished object/item.

This pattern is copyrighted for Swoodson Says, 2015. Please don’t be a jerk and distribute it as your own; feel free to use one or two images if you’d like to link to it or include it in a round-up.

I’d love to see your backpack if you make one! Email it to me – and feel free to sell, barter, etc. your finished products.

2 reviews for Little Collector Backpack PDF Sewing Pattern

  1. Ann

    Love it practical and easy as it says Velcro etc no messing with zips.excellent for pressie ‘s

  2. Jeanne Hoerr

    You asked me to review your pattern and I am sorry, but I haven’t sewn it up yet!:) It is on my list of things to do for my granddaughter. I will say that I love the patterns and such that you share on your website. They are wonderful! Keep up the good work! And I will send a picture of the backpack when I get it done.

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