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I enjoy all crafts...and sew for a living! I love creating new things to share with others. I have been sewing for about 2 years and learn something new everyday. If you have any questions or ...

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Convertible Weekender/Diaper Bag

from Stitching in the Trees
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Convertible Weekender/Diaper Bag
Convertible Weekender/Diaper Bag
Convertible Weekender/Diaper Bag cover
Convertible Weekender/Diaper Bag
Convertible Weekender/Diaper Bag
Convertible Weekender/Diaper Bag

Pattern Description:

I created this bag out of the necessity to be unique and have an eye catching bag when traveling. This bag can be customized for so many people. Men, Women, Kids, Grandparents...virtually everyone on your list. I also like that I can take this bag with me to the beach.

This bag has the unique feature of being able to change it's size. During the week, clasp down the sides and use it as a purse. Then on Friday when everyone is ready to head out for a fun weekend, run home, unclasp the sides, fill it up and you are ready to go.

The pattern features pictures and instructions for virtually every step of the process. I have included a larger font for ease of reading and clear pictures. I feel if you have a basic knowledge of sewing, then you can make this bag.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 21" in Length
  • 16" in height
  • 8" in depth


  • 1.25 yds of Outdoor Decorator Fabric
  • 1 yd of Duck cloth
  • 2--Swivel Clasp Hook w/ 1" Loop end
  • 2--1.25" D-Rings
  • 8" of 1" Elastic
  • ****This pattern does call for Outdoor Fabric/Duck cloth. You can easily use cotton fabrics. Just add Fusible Fleece to your fabrics to help add stability to the bag. You will need 2 yards to do it.

You Will Also Need:

  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter/Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Marking Chalk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Zipper Foot
  • Bodkin