Are you headed over the river and through the woods this holiday season? Whether you’re hitting the open road or flying the friendly skies, make sure you’re ready to travel in style with these sewing patterns for travel bags.
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The Travel Duffel pattern is just the right size for a weekend trip, as a carry-on bag for the plane, or a roomy tote for the car (to keep all of your road-trip essentials close at hand). This pattern includes some fun details, like a bit of machine quilting and the use of jute webbing on the bag’s handles. Get the pattern.
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The Quilted Traveler’s Tote pattern has lots of pockets on the outside to keep your must-haves within easy reach. Get the pattern.
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The Terrific Travel Tote folds flat, so it’s a great tote to stash in your suitcase in case you collect a few too many treasures while you’re away. Get the pattern.
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I love the unique shape of the Sweet Escapes Travel Set, perfect for jet-setting with a little retro flair. Get the pattern.
The Weekender Bag is another great option for a last-minute getaway. And would work just as well as a carry-all for when you’re not traveling. Get the pattern.
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I love the GoGo Travel Bag. A folding toiletry bag makes it so easy to organize your toiletries or jewelry for packing, in addition to being easy to access once you reach your destination. This would be a relatively easy pattern to try if you want to work with oil cloth or laminated cotton. Get the pattern.
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The Goodie Bag pattern is perfect for corralling all of your toiletries for travel. You could stitch up matching sets for the whole family. As a bonus, this pattern also gives you the opportunity to practice French seams. Get the pattern.
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The Crystal Clear Project Box would also make a great toiletry bag for travel. Using vinyl allows you to see the bag’s contents at a glance and is also easy to clean up if anything spills while in transit. Get the pattern.
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A passport wallet to keep all of your travel documents at the ready is a must-have if you are traveling internationally. The Traveler Passport Wallet uses three fat quarters, so you should be able to make it with fabric from your stash. The Family Size Passport Holder is perfect if you’re trying to keep track of multiple passports. Get the pattern.
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The Over the Rainbow Travel Set will keep your dirty laundry separated from your clean clothes, and you can also stitch up a few of the shoe bags to keep your suitcase nice and neat. Get the pattern.
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Keep your jewelry safe and organized with the simple Weekender Jewelry Pouch. And after you sew one for yourself, why not whip up a bunch to give as holiday gifts? Get the pattern.
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Traveling with kids? The Children’s Travel Bag is perfect for stashing snacks and activities to keep the wee ones entertained in the car or on the plane. Get the pattern.
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The Little Traveler’s Companion is a pillow and tote bag in one, so youngsters have everything they need to keep busy or take a nap while en route. Get the pattern.
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