29 Star Wars Sewing Projects & Patterns (11 FREE!)

I gathered 29 of the best Star Wars themed sewing patterns and project ideas, from costumes and accessories to toys and quilts. 11 of them are free! I’ll walk you through all the important information like sizing, design details, required fabrics, and pattern formats, and let you know if they’re suitable for beginners.

Contents list:


Jedi tunic & robe patterns:


Jedi Costume Bundle with Tunic, Robe, Belt

A man in the classic Jedi costume: one with the hood on and one with the hood down, also featuring a closer look at the belt.

Buy now from JulieChantaldesign on Etsy – $24.46

  • Sizes: XS – 5XL. Chest: 31.5” – 57” (80 – 144 cm).
  • Design: Unisex Jedi costume sewing pattern including 5 patterns: The classic kimono-style Jedi tunicstyle, a dicky-style undertunic, a sash with an attached tabard, an outer robe with hood and wide sleeves, and a Jedi belt. A pattern for a matching kids version is available here.
  • Fabric: Cotton gauze, linen, or a lightweight cotton for the tunic. Wool melton or other wool coatings for the outer robe. Leather or faux leather for the belt.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would best suit an advanced beginner to intermediate level sewist. The garments are fairly simple to sew and the reviews suggest that the instructions are clear and easy to follow but there’s a lot of fabric involved in the construction of the costume and a lot of pieces to make to complete the costume.

“Old Ben” Costume from Episode IV: A New Hope

Adult and child in Old Ben costumes, with and without brown kimono respectively. Detailed view of belt and pouch included.

Buy now from JulieChantaldesign on Etsy – $22.90

  • Sizes: XS – 2XL. Chest: 31.5” – 47” (80 – 120 cm).
  • Design: Unisex Old Ben costume from A New Hope featuring 4 patterns: The turtleneck top that is worn under the tunic, the long kimono-style  tunic with obi belt and stole, the hooded coat with wide sleeves, and the belt with pouch.
  • Fabric: Medium weight woven fabrics with good drape and structure for the tunic, like linen or cotton. Heavy weight woven fabrics like wool coating or other wool blends for the coat. Leather for the belt.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would best suit an intermediate level sewist and above. There’s a lot of fabric involved in the costume which could be difficult for a beginner to handle. Most reviews of the pattern suggest that it is well written, but some suggest that it could be difficult or confusing to follow. Some previous sewing knowledge would be an advantage in figuring out the construction and sewing process.

“S5840” Star Wars Inspired Fantasy Costumes

Two male models: one in a blue kimono-style tunic with hooded cloak and capelet, and the other in a brown kimono-style tunic with belt. Sewing pattern line drawings included.

Buy now from Simplicity – $11.17

  • Sizes: XS – XL. Chest: 30.5” – 44” (78 – 112 cm).
  • Design: Kimono style tunic with wide sleeves. Hooded cloak with capelet.
  • Fabric: Medium weight woven fabrics with good drape and structure for the tunic, like linen or cotton. Heavy weight woven fabrics like wool coating or other wool blends for the coat.
  • Format: Paper pattern with a printed instruction booklet.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate level sewist since the garments are large and a beginner could struggle with handling the amount of fabric involved. Some previous sewing experience would be an advantage for attaching bindings and straps too.

Kids Jedi robe

A kid in crossed arm pose in simple Jedi robe in front and side view. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Make now from Live Free Creative – FREE

  • Sizes: The fabric is cut based on the child’s measurements.
  • Design: Simple Jedi robe for kids. Floor length. Long sleeves. Large hood. No fastenings or belt.
  • Fabric: Medium weight woven fabrics like linen, linen blends, cotton, or cotton gauze.
  • Format: There isn’t a physical pattern for this robe. The fabric is cut to size based on your child’s measurements.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think an adventurous beginner with some sewing experience could sew this pattern. The style of the robe is very simple and uses less fabric as it’s a child’s costume. 

Other Star Wars costumes:


Princess Leia Costume with Dress and Belt

A model in a Princess Leia costume in front and back view.

Buy now from JulieChantaldesign on Etsy – $16.80

  • Sizes: XS – 5XL. Chest: 33” – 58” (84 – 148 cm).
  • Design:  Floor length dress with side openings. Fully lined. Oversized hood. Waist gathering. Gathered, high neck. Long sleeves. Pointed belt. Includes bonus patterns for the central decorative belt plate
    and the decorative side belt plate.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape such as cotton blends, linen, cotton gauze, opaque rayon or viscose.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate to advanced sewist. A complete beginner would likely struggle with some of the techniques involved such as lining the dress, gathering, and handling large amounts of fabric.

DIY instructions to make your own Darth Vader costume

A model in a full-length Darth Vader costume with a red lightsaber prop, shown in full view and half-body view. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Make now from Instructables – FREE

  • Sizes: Custom sizing.
  • Design:  Instructions for how to make a cape, bodysuit, belt, chest box, chest armor, codpiece, shin pads, inner robe, and belt box.
  • Fabric: Faux leather look materials for the body suit. Black, medium to heavy weight woven fabric with good drape for the cape. Foam and other crafting materials for the accessories.
  • Format: There isn’t a physical pattern for this robe. The costume pieces are cut to size based on your measurements.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. There’s a lot left to your own interpretation in the instructions for this costume. No specific sewing advice is given. That said, the designer does say that this is an amateur guide for how to make a Darth Vader costume – it doesn’t have to be perfect so a confident beginner could certainly give it a try.

 Easy Luke Skywalker Costume for Kids

A kid in a Luke Skywalker costume with lightsaber prop. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Make now from Life So Savoury – FREE

  • Sizes: Ages 2 – 14+. Chest: 20” – 32” (50 – 81 cm). The instructions suggest sizing up two sizes for tunic length.
  • Design: The blog post includes instructions for altering this T-shirt pattern to turn it into a V-neck tunic with overlapping neckbands and wide sleeves. This simple pair of leggings are used for the bottoms.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics for the tunic, such as cotton blends, linen, cotton gauze. Medium weight knit fabric for the leggings.
  • Format: There isn’t a physical pattern for the robe. The costume is made using instructions for how to adapt a previous T-shirt pattern that can be found here. Instructions for how to hack the pattern are included in the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think this pattern would better suit someone with previous sewing experience since the instructions involve modifying an existing pattern. Sewing the N neckline could be tricky for a complete beginner.

Emperor Palpatine costume

A model in the Emperor Palpatine costume, one with the floor-length robe with hood and the other without it.

Buy now from JulieChantaldesign on Etsy – $16.81

  • Sizes: XS – 2XL. Chest: 31.5” – 47” (80 – 120 cm).
  • Design: Unisex Emperor Palpatine costume. Inner robe with belt. Outer, floor-length robe with hood. Bonus pattern for the Emperor’s broach.
  • Fabric: Medium weight woven fabrics for the inner robe like cotton, linen, or cotton gauze. Velvet, wool, or coating for the outer robe.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Whilst the style of both robes is reasonably simple, I think a beginner would struggle to work with the large amounts of fabric involved, particularly if using a heavyweight fabric. There’s some more intricate sewing involved too, such as sewing ties and belts that a complete beginner would likely find difficult.

Imperial Guard Costume from Episode II: Attack of the Clones

A model wearing the Imperial Guard costume -one wearing the headwear and one without it.

Buy now from JulieChantaldesign on Etsy – $15.29

  • Sizes: XS – 2XL. Chest: 31.5” – 47” (80 – 120 cm).
  • Design: Red Guard costume from Attack of the Clones featuring two patterns: Inner tunic and belt, and outer robe with side splits.
  • Fabric: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics with drape, such as wool blends, linen blends, cotton gauze, velvet, viscose, or rayon.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Due to the amount of possibly slippery fabric involved, I think a complete beginner would struggle. The robe also includes a zip fastening which could be tricky for a beginner to sew. I think this pattern would be best suited to a confident sewist with some experience.

“S8718” Rey Inspired Fantasy Warrior Costumes

Three models showcasing different versions: Model A wears the waistcoat with a high neck, Model B sports a vest and jodhpurs, and Model C dons a red V-neck tunic. Sewing pattern line drawings for each included.

Buy now from Simplicity – $15.37

  • Sizes: 6 – 22. Chest: 30” – 44” (78 – 112 cm).
  • Design: Women’s fantasy warrior costumes. Great for Rey in The Last Jedi. Includes vest/waistcoat with high neck, jodhpurs, V neck tunic, leggings with stirrups, leg covers, waist ties, long skirt with side slits, lace-up fitted jacket.
  • Fabric: Medium weight stretch knit fabrics. For example, jersey, double knit, ponte, stretch velvet.
  • Format: Paper pattern with a printed instruction booklet.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think a sewist with some previous experience would be better suited to this pattern. Sewing with stretch fabrics can be tricky and there is some precise sewing involved in some costume options. Choose option C (the V neck tunic) for an easier sew.

“S8722” Unisex Rose Tico or Poe Dameron Flightsuits

A male model in an orange Rose Tico or Poe Dameron Flightsuits, also features its front and back sewing patterns.

Buy now from Simplicity – $15.37

  • Sizes: XS – XL. Chest: 30” – 46” (78 – 117 cm).
  • Design: Unisex flightsuits. Great for Rose Tico or Poe Dameron. Long sleeve coveralls with optional welt pockets. Knee and chest pockets. Optional hood,  appliqués, and trims. Collar and cuff variations.
  • Fabric: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics. For example, canvas, twill, chino, denim and linen.
  • Format: Paper pattern with a printed instruction booklet.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think an intermediate to advanced sewist would better suit this pattern. The fitting and sewing skills required for this project would challenge a beginner. Some of the details like sewing the collars and welt pockets, installing the zippers and applying the trims would benefit from prior sewing experience.

Unisex X-Wing / Rebel Pilot Vest

A male model wearing X-Wing rebel pilot vest, featuring a picture of the vest alone and with its sewing pattern line drawing.

Buy now from AlterEgoHeroes Etsy – $25

  • Sizes: XS – 2XL. 
  • Design: Unisex X-Wing rebel pilot vest, perfect for Poe Dameron. Sleeveless. Shawl collar. Quilted and padded design. Velcro and metal clasp fastening. Cropped length. Rebel logo graphic included.
  • Fabric: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics like canvas, twill, or chino.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Due to the unusual design of this vest and the quilting and batting involved, I think it would better suit an intermediate to advanced sewist. There are some fiddly details a beginner would likely struggle with.

Yoda Hat With Different Ear Designs

Two male model in Yoda hat: one in green and one in red color. Both with ties under the chin.

Buy now from JulieChantaldesign on Etsy – $6.11

  • Sizes: Toddler – XL. Head circumference: 20” – 24” (51 – 61 cm).
  • Design:  Unisex goblin hat featuring three ear designs including straight Yoda ears, dropped ears, and rising ears. Child and adult sizes. Fully lined. Ties under the chin. 
  • Fabric: Medium to heavy weight knit fabrics. For example, ponte, minky, velour.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think an advanced beginner could have a go at this pattern, but some previous sewing experience would be very helpful. The pattern involves a lot of sewing around curves and shapes which requires precision sewing. The reviews suggest that the pattern is well written, clear and easy to follow even with little sewing experience. 

DIY Child’s Chewbacca Costume

Make now from Peekaboo Pages – FREE (there’s a cost of $9.95 if you choose to buy the pajama pattern the costume is adapted from here)

  • Sizes: Newborn – Age 10/12. Chest: 16” – 30” (41 – 76 cm).
  • Design: Unisex children’s Chewbacca costume. Zip up onesie style. Large hood. Chewbacca sash.
  • Fabric: Brown faux fur. Felt scraps for sash.
  • Format: There’s no pattern for the costume itself, the blog explains how to adjust the pajama pattern to get the Chewbacca effect.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think an advanced beginner could have a go at this pattern, but some previous sewing experience would be very helpful. Sewing with faux fur requires patience and sewing around the curvier sections requires some precision. The reviews suggest that the pattern is well written, clear and easy to follow even with little sewing experience.

“S9433” Grogu / Baby Yoda Baby Costume and Accessories

A baby in a baby Yoda costume with hat with 3D ears and Grogu face, also features its front and back sewing pattern line drawings and other details.

Buy now from Simplicity – $16.07

  • Sizes: 2XS – L. Weight: 7 – 24 lbs (3 – 11 kgs).
  • Design: Baby Yoda / Grogu inspired baby clothes and accessories. Pattern includes knit hat with 3D ears and Grogu character face, lined swaddle sack with hook and loop closure and bias bound edges, hooded towel with Grogu face and ears, self lined bath mit, and large, lined bibs with Grogu face or meme sayings.
  • Fabric: Absorbent woven fabrics such as fleece, toweling, terry cloth, or flannel. 
  • Format: Paper pattern with a printed instruction booklet.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think an adventurous beginner could enjoy sewing this pattern. The basic design of the accessories is simple and you can have fun adding the ears and facial details. Some sewing experience would be an advantage for sewing the 3D ears, otherwise this pattern would provide some good basic sewing practice.

Quilt patterns:


“The Dark Side” Quilt with Darth Vader Design

A grey patchwork quilt with Darth Vader's mask and helmet imprinted. Also features a closer look on the print.

Buy now from WSKanePatterns on Etsy – $12

  • Sizes: Finished size: Twin size quilt – 68” x 88” (173 x 223.5 cm).
  • Design: Patchwork quilt. Square blocks in 3-4 colors are used to create Darth Vader’s mask and helmet on the quilt.
  • Fabric: Quilting cotton is recommended.  
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? The designer suggests this pattern would best suit an advanced beginner to advanced sewist/quilter. Although patchwork and quilting aren’t difficult, a complete beginner might struggle with the precise sewing involved. The quilt is also very large and a beginner would likely struggle with handling the quilting part of the construction.

Paper Piecing Quilt Blocks with 9 Star Wars Character Designs

Nine separate quilt block patterns for Star Wars characters: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, R2D2, C3PO, Yoda, Storm Trooper, and Chewbacca. Each block is sewn using the paper piecing patchwork technique.

Buy now from LoRayMe on Etsy – $33

  • Sizes: Each block measures 12” x 12” (30 – 30 cm).
  • Design: 9 separate quilt block patterns for nine Star Wars characters. Includes Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Dart Vader, R2D2, C3PO, Yoda, Storm Trooper, and Chewbacca. Each block is sewn using the paper piecing patchwork technique.
  • Fabric: 100% quilting cotton is recommended.  
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. This pattern would best suit an intermediate to advanced patch worker with previous experience of paper piecing. There are lots of small pieces involved in sewing the characters and precise sewing is needed to get the design spot on. Reviews suggest that the pattern and instructions are easy to follow for someone with the required experience.

Nine Star Wars Quilt Designs

Nine separate quilt patterns featuring Star Wars characters: Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, R2D2, Chewbacca, BB8, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. Quilts are pieced together using square blocks.

Buy now from OneBlockQuilting on Etsy – $8.50 (per quilt pattern)

  • Sizes: Finished measurements: 62.5” x 75” (159 – 190.5 cm).
  • Design:  Separate quilt patterns for nine Star Wars characters. Includes Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, R2D2, Chewbacca, BB8, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. Quilts are pieced together using square blocks.
  • Fabric: Quilting cotton is recommended.  
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think an adventurous beginner could have a go at these patterns. The blocks are sewn together in squares meaning lots of straight sewing. The reviews suggest that the patterns and instructions are clear and easy to follow. The quilts are large so a complete beginner might struggle with the quilting and handling such a large amount of fabric.

“Tsum Tsum” Toys Inspired Star Wars Quilt

A man holding a 49"x49" square block quilt design with appliqué Star Wars characters in the style of tsum tsum toys. Designs include Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, R2D2, Chewbacca, BB8, Princess Leia, Han Solo. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Make now from Shwin and Shwin – FREE

  • Sizes: Finished measurements: 49” x 49” (124.5 – 124.5 cm).
  • Design: Square block quilt design with appliqué Star Wars characters in the style of tsum tsum toys. Designs include Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, R2D2, Chewbacca, BB8, Princess Leia, Han Solo.
  • Fabric: Quilting cotton is recommended.  Scraps can be used to create the appliqués.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes for the appliqué templates. Measurements are given for the squares to cut for the quilt plus instructions on how to put the quilt together.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate sewist or quilter with some sewing experience. The pieces for the appliques are quite small, meaning that intricate and precise sewing is involved. The quilt itself would be simple for a beginner to construct.

Toy patterns:


Lightsaber Rattle Toy for Babies

Two felt lightsaber in different colors and designs : one in classic and one buttoned style. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Make now from American Felt and Craft  – FREE

  • Sizes: Approx. 14” (35.5 cm) tall.
  • Design: Felt Star Wars inspired lightsaber rattle. Hand sewn. Two styles: classic lightsaber and a buttoned style.
  • Fabric: Felt is recommended.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included in the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this could be a good pattern for a beginner wanting to practice hand sewing. The design of the lightsaber is simple and the hand sewing stitches are easy to sew. Felt is an easy fabric for beginners to work with as it doesn’t stretch or fray.

Plush Grogu / Baby Yoda and Space Pram Toy

Plush Grogu/Baby Yoda in different sizes: one as a standalone full-body plush and one in the space pram toy. Includes sewing pattern line drawings and other details.

Buy now from Simplicity  – $16.07

  • Sizes: 11” – 21” (28 – 53 cm) tall.
  • Design: Plush Grogu / Baby Yoda soft toy in two sizes. All in one head and body. Stitched arms and ears. Stand alone with stuffing pellets. Soft sculpted space pram with covered button accents.
  • Fabric: Minky fleece, fleece, and brushed cotton are recommended.
  • Format: Paper pattern with a printed instruction booklet.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think this would better suit an intermediate sewist due to the amount of detail involved in creating the facial features. The soft sculpted pram would also be tricky for a beginner due to the amount of 3D sewing involved.

Baby Yoda / The Child Plushie

Two baby Yoda plushie: One wearing a brown robe and one without a robe. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Download now from Choly Knight – FREE

  • Sizes: 9” (23 cm) tall with a 6” (15 cm) wide head excluding the ears.
  • Design: The Child / Baby Yoda soft toy. Small body with large head. Large, lined ears. Robe with collar and cuffs. Option for machine embroidered or appliqué facial features.
  • Fabric: Minky fleece, flannel and fleece.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think an intermediate to advanced sewist would better suit this pattern since the parts to sew are small and the machine embroidered or appliqué facial features require intricate, precise sewing. Minky fleece can be stretchy and slippery to sew too so a beginner could struggle with these fabrics.

Small Baby Yoda / Grogu Plush Toy

Baby Yoda/Grogu small plushie toy in sad face with yellow robe in front and side view. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Download now from Teacup Lion – FREE

  • Sizes: 12” (30 cm) tall.
  • Design: Baby Yoda / Grogu plush soft toy. Small body with small arms and legs. Large head with appliqué and embroidered facial features. Separate robe.
  • Fabric: Fleece is suggested.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think an advanced or adventurous beginner with some previous experience could sew this pattern. The design is simple, and the robe is sewn in one part. Fleece can be stretchy to sew with so some previous experience would be an advantage. The appliqué facial features could be glued on if sewing is too difficult.

Hand Sewn Flat C-3PO Toy

3 C-3PO toy made of gold metallic felt, two are in full body view and one in half body view. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Download now from Wild Olive – FREE

  • Sizes: Finished measurements aren’t provided.
  • Design: Lightly stuffed, flat C-3PO toy made out of metallic felt.  Hand sewn and hand embroidered.
  • Fabric: Golden felt with gold metallic iron-on. Black or dark gray felt for the details.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included in the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think an advanced or adventurous beginner wanting to improve their hand sewing and embroidery skills could sew this pattern. The stitches used to sew the doll are simple. The parts of the toy are rather small so some previous hand sewing experience would be an advantage but not essential.

Hand Sewn Stormtrooper Toy

Two lightly stuffed, flat Stormtrooper toy made out of felt, one standing up with hands on waist and one sitting down. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Download now from Wild Olive – FREE

  • Sizes: Finished measurements aren’t provided.
  • Design: Lightly stuffed, flat Stormtrooper toy made out of felt. Hand sewn with hand embroidered details.
  • Fabric: Black and white felt.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included in the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think an advanced or adventurous beginner wanting to improve their hand sewing and embroidery skills could sew this pattern. The stitches used to sew the doll are simple. The parts of the toy are rather small so some previous hand sewing experience would be an advantage but not essential.

Small Felt Darth Vader Plushie

A small, hand-sewn felt Darth Vader plushie in a hand of a model with red lightsaber prop.

Buy now from MimiBoom on Etsy – $5.80

  • Sizes: 5” (13 cm) tall.
  • Design: Hand sewn, felt Darth Vader plushie. Lightly stuffed with hand appliqué details.
  • Fabric: Black, medium gray and light gray felt.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included.

Suitable for beginners? I think an advanced or adventurous beginner with some previous hand sewing experience could have a go at this pattern. The applique parts are very small and there’s some 3D shaping that a complete beginner could struggle with, but felt is easy to sew as it doesn’t fray or stretch so it’s good for practicing hand sewing techniques.


Accessories:


R2-D2 Inspired Apron

A model in a R2-D2 full coverage apron with blue neck fastening. Also have the view of the apron without the model. With free pdf sewing pattern.

Download now from So Sew Easy  – FREE (with the option to make a donation)

  • Sizes: One size / adult.
  • Design: Full coverage apron with neck fastening and ties at the back. R2-D2 style applique design on the front.   
  • Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric. For example, cotton, twill, canvas or linen. Scraps of coloured fabric for the appliqué design.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included in the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate sewist. The design of the apron is simple but the instructions are minimal with a lack of photos or illustrations so some interpretation might be required to get the design right. However, the designer does say that the appliques don’t have to be sewn on, they can just be heat bonded so this might better suit a beginner sewist better. 

“S9619” Star Wars Inspired Backpacks and Accessories

Three Star Wars inspired backpacks: A is a Boba Fett character design worn by a guy model, B is a "The Mandalorian" character design, and C is a Yoda character design. Also features their front and back sewing pattern line drawings.

Buy now from Simplicity  – $16.07

  • Sizes: 
    • Backpack: 16” (41 cm) high. 
    • Pencil case: 4” x 7” (10 x 18 cm).
  • Design: Roomy backpacks with elasticated side pockets and double zippers. Three Star Wars / The Mandalorian character designs including Yoda, Boba Fett, and the Mandalorian. Accessories include pencil case and key ringed hand sanitiser or lip balm case.
  • Fabric: Medium weight woven fabric. For example, canvas, denim, twill, Nylon and sports fabrics. Faux leather and faux suede for the details.
  • Format: Paper pattern with a printed instruction booklet.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think a beginner would struggle with some of the techniques involved in the patterns for the backpacks such as sewing a zipper on a curve and creating the compartments. An adventurous beginner might want to start with one of the smaller items such as the pencil pouch.

“S9369” Star Wars Inspired Messenger Bags and Laptop Sleeves

Two Star-Wars inspired messenger bags: A is a blue messenger bag with Yoda applique worn by a girl model, and B is a brown messenger bag with "The Mandalorian" emblem appliques. Also features their front and back sewing pattern line drawings.

Buy now from Simplicity  – $13.97

  • Sizes: 
    • Messenger bag: 14” x 12.5” (35.5 x 32 cm) high. 
    • Laptop sleeve: 14” x 11” (35.5 x 28 cm).
  • Design: Lined messenger bags with crossbody strap and gusset. Front and back pocket. Flaps that close with magnetic straps. Lightly padded laptop sleeves with sturdy zip fastening. Star Wars: The Mandalorian motif and emblem appliqués.
  • Fabric: Medium weight woven fabrics like canvas, denim, twill, gabardine and wool types.
  • Format: Paper pattern with a printed instruction booklet.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think an advanced beginner with some sewing knowledge could make the laptop sleeve. A complete beginner would likely struggle with some of the bag-making techniques involved such as sewing in a zipper, lining, and attaching pockets and appliqués.

Star wars patterned fabric:



What to read next?


This article was written by Sally Gauntlett, and edited by Nisan Aktürk. It was originally published on 11 April 2023 and it has since been updated.

Sally Gauntlett (author)
Sally started sewing as a child. In 2008, she started a handmade business selling personalized gifts and homeware. She then became a sewing content creator, sharing her makes on Youtube and Instagram. Read more…