Little kids love backpacks. They love carrying around their special items and feeling so grown up. My son loves feeling like daddy with a backpack or like he’s going off to school like a big kid. It’s so fun to see them carrying around their toys and books. And here’s a sewing tutorial to make the simplest, easiest backpack ever from an adult tee! Just imagine the logos you could have on your backpack!
1. Cut off the tag.
2. Cut a rectangle around the neckband and shoulders. I cut my rectangle 14″ x 14″ leaving the shoulder seams and neckband intact.
3. Cut the hem off of the bottom of the shirt.
7. With wrong sides together sew around the edges with 1/4″ seam allowance. Curve the edges and connect to the shoulder seams. Trim to 1/8″.
8. Turn the backpack inside out and sew at 3/8″. That’s it; you’re done!
Now you can make lots of simple backpacks for your kids! Wouldn’t it be a fun birthday party gift?! You could use some really fun t-shirts with fun logos. I could see a bunch of superhero shirt backpacks all in a row.
There’s a wonderful free baby dress sewing pattern at Sew Thrifty today! It’s so adorable and fun! You can’t miss it!