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digital penguin backpack sewing pattern

digital penguin backpack sewing pattern
Price: $8.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS026LID-D
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This cute, child-sized backpack can be made into an adorable penguin by following the instructions to add a few simple embellishments. But let this just be your starting point. Use your imagination to create another creature (perhaps a ladybug), or find a fabric that does the thematic work for you and leave off the embellishments entirely.

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digital penguin backpack sewing pattern
  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital PDF pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36"-wide or A0 sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.

    Printing Information:

    • Instructions: 10 pages
    • Tiled pattern pieces: 18 pages
    • 36-inch pattern sheets: 1 page
    • A0 pattern sheets: 1 page

    Description

    This cute, child-sized backpack can be made into an adorable penguin by following the instructions to add a few simple embellishments. But let this just be your starting point. Use your imagination to create another creature (perhaps a ladybug), or find a fabric that does the thematic work for you and leave off the embellishments entirely.

    Skills Used

    Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

    After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: sewing curved seam, topstitching, installing zipper.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Fabric A: medium-weight fabric that’s somewhat stiff but not too bulky, like home-dec-weight fabric, denim, canvas, or cotton twill. Fabric B: lightweight fabric like quilting cotton. Fabrics C and D: quilting or home-dec-weight cotton.

    Notions

    1/2 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing; one 18" closed-end, molded-tooth (Vislon) zipper or nylon zipper (not an invisible zipper); two 1" buttons, for eyes (optional); two 1 1/2"-wide strap adjusters; coordinating thread.

    Fabric Guide

    Fabric Amount Required
    Fabric A, 44" (Backpack and Straps) 1 yard
    Fabric B, 44" (Lining and Inside Pocket) 3/4 yard
    Fabric C, 44" (Penguin Beak and Feet, Optional) 1/4 yard (or one fat quarter, 18" x 21")
    Fabric D, 44" (Front Belly Pocket, Optional) One rectangle, 14" x 17"

     

    Finished Measurements

    Project Dimensions
    Penguin Backpack 12" x 9 1/2" x 3 1/2"

     

  • Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 1 reviews

    Great pattern!!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/26/2020
    I always love Oliver & S patterns because they are always well designed, have great directions, and are free from errors. I always feel like I am in good hands when I start a project. I made matching backpacks for my kids- ages 3 and 6. The first I made was the penguin from the pattern and the second was a bear that I made up myself. I also used cotton webbing instead of self-fabric straps for the second backpack. I would say it’s a little small for my six year old, but perfect for my 3 year old. I would have used slightly sturdier fabric for the exterior next time- home dec weight or lightweight duck would be perfect. The linen I used was supposed to be heavier, but i ordered it online so it was hard to know what I was getting. I really liked the zipper setting and lining techniques used- it made for a very nice finish.
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