The Dora Backpack has surprisingly been one of my most popular etsy shop products and blog posts. Every now and then I receive an email from someone asking about the pattern that I promised to upload after the holidays. First of all, I want all of you who have emailed me to know that I attempted to email you back, but when I do, it tells me that you are "No Reply". All of your comments are directly sent to my email address. If you are listed as a No Reply, then I can not reply back to your comment via email.
I swear I have tried!! My scanner will not cooperate with me and that is the only way I know how to do it. So that is why I am here today: to show you how to create your own pattern for this great little backpack.
The following is a photograph of my original pattern. The left side is the top of the bag, right side bottom, and the top of the pattern is actually the height of the backpack. You'll need a brown paper bag, long piece of copy paper, anything to accommodate these dimensions. Use the edge of your paper as your fold line. On the left side, make a mark 4 1/2" away from the fold line and make a mark. Draw a straight line from the fold to the mark. From that line, measure 12" down the fold line and make a mark. From that mark, measure away from the fold 5 1/2" and make a mark. Draw a line connecting these two marks. Now draw a line connecting your top 4 1/2" line to the bottom 5 1/2" line. Now you can use a cup or a bowl...or simply freehand a nice curve at the BOTTOM corner. Do NOT curve the top corner. And that is all there is to it.
Please, this is the only pattern of mine that I ask you to only use for personal use.
If my directions are not clear, feel free to email me but be sure to leave your email address as well so I can reply back directly to you. Hope this helps all of those Dora loving little children who have Mommy's trying to create this backpack for them :)