Old School Backpack 18" Doll Accessories Pattern

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The Old School Backpack is functional and trendy whether going to school, dance class, sleep overs or just looking awesome. It features a ton of options that are only limited by your imagination. The PDF sewing pattern features three pocket options: a zipper pocket, simple pocket, pocket with a flap; or keep it simple, and leave the pocket off. You have the choice of a trimmed or untrimmed main flap, a plastic buckle option with the zipper pocket or a buckle with leather/vinyl stop for all options.

This PDF sewing pattern by QTπ Pattern Co is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.

Be sure to check out the Old School Flat Cap and the Old School Grandpa Sweater patterns to complete the look!

Recommended Fabrics:  Body: Medium-weight cotton, denim, twill, quilting cottons, flannel and batiks. Lining: Quilting cottons and broadcloth. Leather/Vinyl Trim: Choose lighter weight vinyls with some stretch. Lighter weight bonded leathers work well too.

Supplies Needed:
Back Pack with Leather Trim
• ¼ yard for main fabric
• ⅛ yard for lining
• ⅛ yard medium/heavy fusible interfacing
• 10” x 10” leather/vinyl OR contrasting fabric
• ⅜”- ½” wide buckle (optional)
• ⅛” grommets (optional)
• 6” or longer lightweight zipper (optional)
Untrimmed Back Pack with Plastic Buckle
• ¼ yard for main fabric
• ⅛ yard for lining
• ⅛ yard medium/heavy fusible interfacing
• 28” x ⅜” twill tape or grosgrain ribbon
• ⅜”- ½” wide plastic clip buckle
• 6” or longer lightweight zipper

• Sewing machine needle suitable for fabric/vinyl
• ¼” foot or zipper foot
• Rotary cutter and mat (optional)
• Pinking shears (suggested)
• Thread
• Leather punch
• ½” bias tape maker (suggested)
• ¼” two-sided tape
• Mini binder clips

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 59 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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Michele G.

Old School Back Pack

The pattern was very easy to follow and although not a quick sew I was more than rewarded with the delight my granddaughters expressed

United States

back pack

loved this pattern it was well written and turned out fantastic the first try. I made several of them and all the grands loved it!!!


Packed with options

I love this backpack pattern. The backpacks are easy to make but the best part is all the option variations included. The style is very hip and just want the kids want their dolls to have.

United States

Old school backpack

Perfect pattern with lots of options and details.

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Pam R.

Backpack for all seasons

This backpack is great for all your 18" dolls. All the pockets are working pockets. That is really cool! The size is great. As with all her patterns the instructions are so well written, makes this a winner and I love the step by step Pictures that follow. many different options. Sew it as fancy as you want or just a simple backpack for a day trip. My girls have already asked for one so their dolls can carry their own stuff on our walks.