One of Audrey’s daughters is both creative and persistent. This results in many tiny sewing projects for this daughter’s favorite stuffed toy, Piglet. Recently, it was decided that Piglet needed a backpack, to go along with his bathrobe, pajamas, sleeping bag, and quilt (shown below).
It began with a hot pink Cotton + Steel fat quarter from the Printshop line that she picked out at our local quilt shop, My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe. From that fabric, a sketch emerged, complete with a fabric swatch and three different views. Pattern maker in training, right there.
We looked around the internet for some inspiration and found this American Girl doll backpack here. It was the only thing that was pretty close to the sketch. There is a pattern for it that you can buy, but since Piglet is a little smaller than a doll, we figured we could just wing it. Kids don’t care if it’s perfect, right?
Since there are three girls in Audrey’s family, we’re already scheduled to make two more of these. The first one’s always the hardest, right? Leave us a comment if you’d like us to make a proper tutorial or mini pattern when we make the next ones, and be sure to let us know what you think while you’re at it. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, or sign up for our newsletter!