Bobby (3)

Bobby Backpack

Childs Sized Backpack with Expandable Closure

This practical and attractive child's back pack would be ideal for holidays, school, or visits to grandparents. It features elasticated sides at the top for when it is really full and an elasticated tab front fastener. The straps at the back are adjustable to allow for growth. This small back pack would be suitable for an adult if the back straps were made longer.


Suitable for firm fabrics with an even weave choose fabrics that are bold, subtle, try to imagine the end result. Is the back pack for a little boy or a little girl? do they have a favourite colour or character? make the bag to suit them. There are many character fabrics available that are based on children's TV shows. Bag furniture is widely available in plastic as shown on our sample but metal versions are also available in various finishes modern and antique in style.  



12" wide 14" tall

Skill Check - Intermediate

  • Insert a zip.

  • Insert piping.

Full instructions are given.


  • Main Fabric  allow extra if matching a large pattern  1 x Fat Quarter

  • Contrast Fabric  1/2yd or 0.5m

  • Lining Fabric 1/2yd or 0.5m

  • Elastic 1" wide 5" or 13cm long

  • Piping ready-made if preferred * 1 & 1/2yds or 140cm

  • Piping Fabric if making own piping* 1 x Fat quarter

  • Piping Cord if making own piping* 1 & 1/2yds or 140cm

Pattern-Reccomendations Poppy Bag PDF Sewing Pattern Lily Handbag PDF Sewing Pattern Jill (3) Helen Cream 1


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