From time to time we go places and my littles pack their own bag of treasures, sometimes on their own accord, sometimes from my encouragement. As it happens, I end up toting this bag of treasures since the bags we have are either too big or not easy enough to carry. Even the upcycled backpack I made him is still too big. Must remedy that.
I whipped these mini backpacks up for them. 100% of the fabric was either thrifted or gifted. I actually used a pattern for these. I bought this pattern, Simplicity 5284, for fifty cents at the thrift store. (Given that it comes with sizes 3-8, and you could make a dress, a shirt, pants, a coat and a backpack from the same pattern, it's a good one to have). I'd guess these projects probably cost me around a dollar a piece in materials, given thrifty finds.