DIY Conversation Heart Backpack + Free Pattern

DIY Valentine's Bag

I’ve made several versions of my free heart backpack pattern over the years, but this one just might be my favorite! Today I’m sharing this Conversation Heart Backpack so you can sew one too!

How to Sew a Conversation Heart Backpack

It’s the perfect DIY Valentine’s Day bag to gather Valentine’s from classmates, or even just wear out on the town.

Free Heart Backpack Pattern

It is a fun bag to sew, although I wish it were this fast!

How to Make a Heart Backpack

DIY Backpack Fit at Different Ages

Way back in 2016, I originally made the pattern as a toddler backpack, but have since realized it has grown perfectly with my girls by simply adding to the strap length. When making this newest version, I also created a video tutorial to add to the original post, and you can also watch it on our YouTube channel!

You can see how the size has worked on her at 3, 9, and now almost 12 years old!

Free Toddler Backpack Patternkids backpack patternHow to Make a Heart Backpack

With the added length for this Conversation Heart backpack, it even fits me as well!

Materials to Make a DIY Conversation Heart Backpack

I used light pink Ventana twill from Robert Kauffman for the bag exterior and an ice-dyed look turquoise quilting cotton from Riley Blake for the lining.

Free Heart Backpack Pattern

I love to use fusible fleece in backpacks when you want it to have body and shape without it being either too stiff or too saggy.

How to Sew a BackpackHow to Sew a Conversation Heart Backpack

The “BE MINE” text was added with Cricut Iron-on in red and my Cricut Joy Xtra. The Joy Xtra has been my favorite crafting buddy lately – I love that it’s small and easy to take wherever I happen to be creating.

I also used my 10×12″ Cricut EasyPress to fuse the interfacing and fusible fleece (one of my favorite uses for it!), and my EasyPress Mini to help press the curves and tight spots.

How to Make a Heart Backpack

The adjuster rings are always a must when I make backpacks, as they help ensure you can always get a perfect fit!

Free Heart Backpack Pattern

I have a feeling this won’t be the last heart backpack I sew, but until next time, here are some more fun Valentine’s Day sewing project ideas to keep you busy:

Heart Pocket Pillow Free Pattern
DIY Girls’ Heart Purse
Cricut Maker Heart Backpack
Lip Purse Free Pattern
Lip Balm Holder

And if you need DIY Printable Valentine’s for your kids to take to their classmates, here are some ideas:

Superhero Valentine
Mini Slinky Valentine
Ice Cream Lip Gloss Valentine
Maze Valentine
Bubbles Valentine

Free Heart Backpack Pattern

Get the video tutorial and free pattern to make this sweet DIY Conversation Heart Backpack Valentine’s Day sewing project here!

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  1. thank you for the patterns Abby
    i made a cat back pack as a birthday gift last year- thoroughly enjoyed making it and it’s well used
    your instructions are clear.

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