With the Doll Carrier Backpack PDF Pattern you can create a handy backpack that can carry your daughter’s doll and her supplies on the inside. It’s also a great go-to birthday gift when you need something. There is also an option for converting the backpack with a front zippered pocket instead of the doll-carrying pocket. This bag fits dolls 15 inches and larger. For example: American Girl, Bitty Baby, Build-a-Bear animals, and Cabbage Patch dolls.
-1 yard double-sided fabric
-27 inches continuous nylon zipper chain and 2 zipper pulls or a single 28 inch or longer nylon zipper cut to size not molded plastic
-2 backpack strap adjusters
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 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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This pattern goes together well, though it is is suited only for those with intermediate and advanced sewing skills. Overall, the directions are clear and the pieces fit together as intended. My one recommendation is to create an actual "butt rest" for the doll by sewing the two straps of the doll carrier to the band that contains the doll. It doesn't make sense to me that you'd just have the doll slide down to the bottom of the two straps. The backpack is correctly sized for girls agest 5 - 10. Will make again!
Great pattern, quick sew and any girl would be happy to show off her doll with this backpack.
I made a doll carrier/back pack for my daughter from this pattern about 2 years ago. It was very easy to make, and it turned out great, and I'm happy to report that 2 years on the back pack is still holding up very well. I plan to make a slightly adapted version of it (but with the zipper pouch option instead of the doll carrier option) for myself to use as a casual purse. Highly recommended.
This pattern was great. Very good directions. I have to make 3 for Christmas, two done and working on one. I will send pictures when they are all done.