They just don't make them like they used to. Backpacks, that is! If your kids have already put some wear and tear on their backpack, consider making your own with a simple backpack pattern. This kid-friendly owl backpack comes with a free sewing pattern from Angela at Cut to Pieces, blogged at Moda Bake Shop. The sides have mesh pockets, perfect for storing a water bottle or school supplies, while the owl's belly has a secret pocket for storing an extra pen or other odds and ends. The fully-lined backpack pattern has step-by-step photos and is easy to customize for a boy or a girl.
Get the owl backpack pattern at Moda Bake Shop.
Also check out how to make an Owl Summer Bag from Awesomeness TV.