My long-time Patreon followers might know this little history tidbit, but back in 2019, my Night & Light Fury backpack plush went through several iterations. Before it became Toothless, it was originally a generic baby dragon and unicorn, complete with little chubby snouts! I changed my mind when I realized Toothless would be more popular, and the original dragon & unicorn templates were shared with my Patreon followers.
I told myself I’d revisit the pattern if there was a lot of interest in the future. It never took off in a big way until I used the prototypes to help create my new banner photo — then many people were very interested! So I found some time to dig up the old templates and create proper instructions for them.
So, just like the previous Toothless version, this plush backpack is a free alternative to my paid backpack patterns. It has a flat body shape with a lot less dimension than the paid versions. But with barely any neck, it optimizes the storage space throughout the whole body. Since it was a prototype, this version is actually a little smaller than Toothless, so the pouch inside is only 6″ x 11″. There’s an option for a non-adjustable strap as well as an adjustable one. So if you stick with non-adjustable the process will sew up much easier, especially if you’re not used to bag hardware. All in all I rated it a 5/10.
As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the eyes if you’re using a regular sewing machine or working by hand. Meanwhile there are embroidery files available too. Everything is 4″ x 4″ hoop friendly, you’ll just need to rotate the fabric to make it fit.
I hope you all like it!