Daytripper PDF Pattern Pattern


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Daytripper PDF Pattern Pattern

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • How to use your sewing machine: How to change your stitch length, seam allowances, etc.
  • It's best if you've made a bag, any bag, before.

Pattern Description:

32 page full color tutorial with photos
17 pages of computer generated pattern pieces (8 pattern pieces total, must be printed and taped together)
Detailed construction and zipper instructions

I originally designed it to be a theme-park or train bag. I specifically made it for the auto show. You know, one of those carry everything you need for the whole day kind of things. Your water bottle, jacket, a book... things you may not need in your every day purse but when taking an extra tote to leave in the car isn't an option. I discovered, that even half-full, I totally use this bag as an every day purse! It's big but it's not *too big* meaning it's about messenger bag size. Whether I have it stuffed (and you can really stuff it!) or not, it's perfect! Also, I use this as my "personal item" for the plane and since it is still a purse!

It features a back zipper (fully lined) and a top, zippered gusset. The back zipper is perfect for boarding passes, an Essential Wristlet, an iPad, a Kindle - anything you want very accessible but completely secure.

The front slip pockets are specifically designed to keep phone and keys accessible. The inside features the zippered gusset and a full length pocket on one side. I've left the other side without a pocket you so you can customize it!

I've given extra structure to the bottom of the bag and included instructions for an optional bag base sleeve.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16" wide at widest point, 4" deep on the bottom, 10" tall
  • 12" wide and 2.5" deep at top with a 30" to 56" adjustable strap
  • This bag has a zipper closure, a zippered back pocket, a divided outside pocket and a divided inside pocket.
  • Fits an iPad in the back pocket!


  • Main fabric: 1 1/2 yards
  • Lining fabric: 1 1/4 yards
  • 20" woven fusible interfacing: 4 yards (Recommended: Pellon SF-101)
  • 20" heavyweight sew-in interfacing: 1 1/4 yards (Recommended: Pellon 50)
  • Batting: 1 yard (Recommended: Pellon 988)
  • Hardware: 1.5" Adjustable slider & rectangle ring
  • Back zip: 18" or longer nylon zipper (I highly recommend YKK long pull purse zips.)
  • Top zip: 16" or longer nylon zipper

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 90/14 Microtex/Sharp needles (Try a denim needle if you have trouble.)
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Matching thread
  • Rotary cutter & mat are extremely helpful
  • Sharp scissors to trim away batting and interfacing
  • Seam gauge helpful
  • *Walking foot highly recommended*

About Designer

About Designer

Erin Erickson on

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