Waves & Wild Children's Back to Cool Backpack - PDF sewing pattern


A smart and stylish backpack that comes in toddler and older child size.

This backpack pattern has two strap types, several pocket styles, the option to add piping and it can be lined or unlined.

The finished toddler bag will measure approximately 30cm x 24cm x 11cm (11 3/4′′ x 9 1/2′′ x 4 1/4′′). The finished older child bag will measure approximately 37cm x 28cm x 12.5cm (14 1/2′′ x 11′′ x 5′′).

It is designed for medium – heavy woven fabrics. This is an intermediate level pattern but there are options and tips for advanced beginners.

Skill level: Intermediate

AgeToddler Size and Older Child Size

Important Info

This listing is for 4 downloadable PDF files: A print-at-home pattern, a copy shop pattern, a projector pattern and instructions. Files come in a zipped folder - extract the files to open and print using your system software.

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This is an instant download PDF, not a finished item. Refunds can not be given for purchases made in error due to the digital nature of PDF patterns.


Print the print-at-home pattern on A4/legal/letter sized paper.

Take the copy shop file to a professional printer to print onto large sheets of paper.

Use the projector file to project the pattern straight onto your fabric meaning you don’t have to print at all! 

The pattern is created in layers which allows you to simply print the layers (sizes) you need.