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The Shark Backpack is an awesome shark shaped backpack with fun features. It’s perfect for kids and teens (and fun-loving adults) with gusseted sides and pockets for organisation on the move. Let your imagination run wild with the colors and prints, or make it in a classic grey.

This bag features two zipper pockets (one on the inside and one on the outside), a slip pocket inside and pen slots. It has a fully lined construction and a special technique for the straps that you will want to use on lots of projects!

Sizing info:
46 cm (18⅛") high by 36 cm (14 3/16") wide by 21 cm (8¼") deep.

Skill level:
Confident Beginner.

Video tutorial:
As well as full written instructions that you can sew along to, there is a full video step-by-step tutorial on the designer's YouTube channel here:


Materials needed:

  • ½ meter (19¾") of outer fabric.
  • ½ meter (19¾") of lining fabric.
  • ¼ meter (9 7/8") of Fusible Fleece or Fusible Foam.
  • 30 cm (11 13/16") size 5 Zipper (for the mouth).
  • 13 cm (5⅛") size 3 or size 5 (for the inside pocket).
  • 21 cm (8¼") size 5 Zipper (for the outer pocket).
  • 180 cm (71") of 2.5cm (1") webbing.
  • Two 2.5 cm (1") Rucksack Buckles.
  • Optional - Two buttons, snaps, or toy eyes (the designer used 1 cm, ⅜").
  • Optional - Six 8 mm (5/16") Rivets to attach the straps.
  • Optional - Small scraps of Decovil Light.

The sewing patterns have full seam allowance included as explained in the pattern.

The pdf pattern includes the following:-

  1. Full colour step-by-step written instructions with photos in both Letter and A4 PDFs.
  2. Full sized templates and booklet to download and print.
  3. SVG’s for digital cutting machines
  4. Projector Files
  5. Full video tutorial for you to sew along with (or if you get stuck)

Please note that this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download it immediately after check out.