It is back to school time! We didn't want our dolls to be left out of the back to school shopping and fun so we found a cute American Girl Doll pattern to make backpacks for our dolls.
They turned out sooo cute! My girls and I are quite happy with the results. Of course, I didn't forget about you. I got a few tips for you if you decide to make backpacks for your dolls as well.
The sweet people over at Liberty Jane Patterns gave me a few patterns to try out. My girls and I poured over all their fantastic patterns. We had quite the list that we narrowed down to three patterns. These backpacks are one of the patterns and if all goes well, I'll show you the other two next week. The Urban Backpack for AG Dolls is $4.99 and is listed as a medium skill level pattern.
Honestly, I didn't think the pattern was that difficult. I found the American Girl Doll shorts I made to be more challenging. It also isn't a simple quick pattern like the free doll clothes pattern for reversible skirts I've made so many times.
I think I would have found this pattern not too bad had I not made about 100 mistakes before I even got started. I started my list of mistakes by cutting things out wrong more than once. After I finally got things cut out correctly, I sewed the straps wrong (which is step one). After that, I finally got on a roll and got both of these backpacks made in probably 4 or so hours.
My first tip for you is to pay attention to the pattern and cut on the fold when it says to cut on the fold. Pretty basic, right? Yet I got it wrong multiple times. I guess that is what I get for doing these things late at night when I am tired.