Back to School Must Have Patterns

Back to School
Must Have Patterns

Back to School
Must Have Patterns

Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect sewing patterns for all of your back to school needs. We have you covered! We’ve put our heads together to come up with 12 of our favorite patterns for Back to School.

We’ve included tops, bottoms, bags and pouch patterns so that your kiddos can have some fun handmade items to take back to school with them!

Make your backpack come alive with character and charm! This backpack sewing pattern has loads of personality and fun options.

1. Zoo Backpack


Your kids will love this fun and adorable backpack! Make them a cat backpack, penguin backpack, alien backpack or customize the plain backpack to make them something special! 

2. Magical Drawstring Backpack


Make 6 different drawstring backpacks from one pattern in 2 different sizes! The pattern includes bunny, dragon, monster, bunting, color blocking, and plain front options so you can make a drawstring backpack as unique as your little one. 

3. Skinny Jeans


We love this Skinny Jeans pattern because it comes with a jeggings option! You can quickly make adorable jeggings for your child using the instructions for the faux fly and continuous elastic waistband!  For a more advanced sew, make a classic pair of skinny jeans completely with pockets, a fly, button closure, and optional belt loops.

Fast, easy, and a great way to use up scraps, this pencil case pattern is perfect for back to school, sewing supplies, or even used as a makeup pouch!

4. Pencil Case


Every child needs a place to store their pencils, erasers, markers and more. Make this handy Pencil Case in your kiddos favorite colors and embroider their name on it for an extra special touch!

Take a step up from casual with this deliciously comfy and simple henley top sewing pattern. The perfect top for day to day wearing and/ or pjs.

5. Houston Henley


A henley shirt is a children’s wardrobe staple! This pattern features a crew neckline, button placket, and a curved hem. Plus you can make it in two sleeve lengths perfect for any time of year! 

6. Boxy Pouches


Organize everything with this boxy pouch set. Toys, pencils, crayons, craft supplies, lunch money, and more! The pattern includes 5 different sizes perfect for organizing everything!

7. Comfy Cowl


A Comfy Cowl is a must have for kiddos on chilly and damp days while they wait to catch the bus. Keep them warm by making it in a super soft french terry or fleece fabric, or make a lighter version in a lighter weight knit fabric. Either way, this will become your child’s go-to hoodie!

8. Stirrup Leggings


This is the quickest and easiest pattern you’ll sew all year! With one seam per leg you can make multiple pairs of stirrup leggings in a short time. Plus the optional foot stirrup helps keep your little one’s leggings on while they wear them! 

9. Sweater Cape


It’s no surprise that the RP team is obsessed with this pattern! It’s comfy, it’s warm, and there’s no hemming involved! Send your kids back to school in style with this quick and easy sew!

10. Zoe Zip Pouches


Sending your kids back to school with zip pouches is never a bad idea! These fully lines pouches are easy to make even if its your first time sewing zippers. Plus the pouches come in 5 sizes with the XL size being big enough to hold a change of clothes or a tasty lunch!

11. T-Shirt Dress


This versatile pattern comes with over 13 different options allowing you to create the perfect t-shirt or t-shirt dress for your child! With multiple necklines, lengths, fits and sleeve options you could make an entire wardrobe of clothes with this one pattern!

Sew up some warm, sporty casual style with this childrens bomber jacket sewing pattern in sizes 12 months to 12 years.

12. Bomber Jacket


This classic jacket is perfect for Back to School and can be made in your child’s favorite colors. With a front zipper, raglan sleeves, optional lining and welt pockets, this sew is perfect for advanced beginners looking to learn new skills!

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From all of us on the RP Team, we hope you absolutely love these back to school sewing patterns as much as we all do! 

Be sure to show us your makes in the RP Sewing Group on Facebook! 

Rebecca & the RP Team xoxo

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