Drawstring Backpack Sewing Pattern


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This drawstring backpack pattern is fun and easy to make as well as being very practical. There are sizes to fit from a toddler to an adult and depending on the fabric, the backpack can be used for any activity.

Instant download digital sewing pattern.



  • Optional adjustable straps
  • Optional piping


  • Beginner friendly
  • Drawstring fastening
  • External pocket
  • Packed with pro tips and expert advice
  • Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
  • Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
  • Instant-download digital sewing pattern
Fabric Requirements
  • 1 yard of fabric
  • 1/2 yard of quilting cotton
  • 1 yard of drawstring

Suitable for woven fabric.

You will also need:

  • Thread to match
  • Medium-weight interfacing

A serger or overlocker is optional but not required.



How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.

The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.

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“I had so much fun making this, it was such a lovely pattern. The pattern was easy to cut out and sewed up lovely.”

Catherine Killen
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