My five-year old daughter needed a new backpack for school. She also loves wolves. Actually, she’s obsessed with them! For her birthday the only thing she asked for was a visit to a wolf sanctuary so she could see real wolves in person. She owns more than ten books about wolves; some fictional and some educational. If you ask her why she likes wolves so much, her only response is, “I am a wolf.”

So where exactly her love of wolves comes from no one knows. We only know she wants as much “wolf stuff” as possible.

We homeschool, but my daughter starts a tutorial (basically school except it’s only one day a week) in the fall. Not long ago we received her supply list and, of course, a backpack was listed. My daughter wanted a backpack covered in wolves. We couldn’t find a single backpack online covered in wolves the way my daughter imagined.

What to do?

I came across a pattern on a blog that was for a toddler backpack. “Hmm, this mommy just made a backpack for her kid,” I thought I muttered under my breath.

“YES MOMMY! You can just make a wolf backpack for me. That will be perfect!”

Instantly I was nervous. I knew I was going to let down my wolf-loving daughter. Even though I have a sewing machine the only thing I’ve ever done with it is sew two pieces of fabric together and call it a napkin. I knew I had to try, though. That’s what mommies do for their babies.

So we set out and, believe it or not, found fabric covered in wolves. My daughter approved and that night I got to work.

I think it turned out pretty good. My daughter LOVES it! Thank goodness!

The wolf backpack!

The pattern I used

If you want to make a one-of-a-kind backpack for your toddler I highly recommend the pattern I used. I found it on Crazy Little Projects. Amber’s directions are very easy to understand. You can find the pattern here. Her blog is full of cute projects and I plan to do more of them very soon! If you follow the directions exactly yours will turn out better than mine. As I said before, I don’t really sew regularly so I’m not exactly a professional.

We actually found wolf fabric.
It has a zipper!
It even has a wolf pocket inside.

Find out how I prepared my daughter for math here.

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