Carry All Bag

from So Sew Easy

Carry All Bag Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Insert a zipper
  • Use a sewing machine
  • Make choices about interfacing

Pattern Description:

Not too big, not too small - just right! This Carry-All Bag might be just right to carry everything you need to the gym, as a carry-on bag for travelling or even for an overnight stay. There are lots of pockets both inside and out so you can quickly and easily keep everything organised and to hand without having to rummage about.

A wide zipper top makes loading and unloading the bag a breeze and zipper pockets inside and out also keep things secure. All pockets are optional and can be placed either inside, outside or both.


* Finished bag measures approx 12 inches tall, by 17 inches wide and about 6 inches deep
* Lots of pocket options
* Opens wide with the long top zipper
* Full length outside pocket, two outside end pockets, one outside zipper pocket
* Full length inside pocket, inside zipper pocket
* Optional rectangle rings for the handles or make them in one piece
* Optional faux piping on the pocket edges
* Instructions for an optional firm base
* Full photo PDF instuctions - 27 pages
* 6 part step by step video tutorial
* Choice of patterns, full pattern pieces or abbreviated with shaped pieces only and dimensions for the rest

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bag measures approx 12 inches tall, 17 inches wide and 6 inches deep


  • 18 inch zipper
  • Interfacing or stabiliser of your choice
  • Fabric, contrast fabric and lining fabrics
  • Matching thread
  • Optional - two x 7 inch zippers
  • Optional - 4 x 1.25 inch rectangle rings

You Will Also Need:

  • Zipper foot

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 2 reviews)

Maryall on

Excellent The bag we absolutely need  April 25, 2014

I've sewn this bag, and all I can say is, "Go for it!" It's such a great project, with great instructions, yo'll want to sew more of these :)

EmmaJS on

Excellent So Sew Easy Carry All Bag  April 17, 2014

This is a great pattern and the bag has already traveled globally as my carry on as well as being used almost daily as a gym bag! i am making a second one by special request of my niece!

About Designer

About Designer

Deby Coles on

I'm originally British and now live in the Cayman Islands where I like to spend my time staring dreamily at the clear blues of the Caribbean sea and sky, and sewing.

I'm just starting to blog about my sewing projects and journey in learning to sew - find me here: I love to try out the best of the internet's free sewing patterns and have just started to offer some of ...

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