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The Day Hiker Bag Pattern

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Day Hiker Bag Pattern
The Day Hiker Bag Pattern Front Cover of The Day Hiker Bag Pattern
The Day Hiker Bag Pattern Front of The Day Hiker Bag Pattern
The Day Hiker Bag Pattern Front View with Sandwich Bag
The Day Hiker Bag Pattern Map Pocket of The Day Hiker Bag Pattern

Pattern Description:

The Day Hiker Bag Pattern was designed with the hiker in mind! Features include a water resistant lining, an elastic band to hold your water bottle in place, a map/brochure pocket on the front, and another pocket on the back for your smart phone! Instructions are also given for a sandwich/snack bag and the shoulder strap is adjustable - use it for a cross body bag! There is a boxed bottom so that your water bottle sits securely and instructions are given for a fob to hold your keys that is long enough for them to hang securely in the front pocket.
This hiker bag is lined with insulated batting to help keep your water cold and the finished size is approximately 12"W x 11"H x 3"D.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12"W x 11"H x 3"D


  • Fabric A - 1 yard (Main body of outer bag, 2 outside pockets)
  • Fabric B - 1/2 yard (Front flap, back pocket flap, 2 outside pocket linings, 2 tabs 4" X 4")
  • Vinyl or Laminated Fabric - 1/2 yard (Lining of main bag, outside of sandwich/snack bag) OPTION: Heat N Bond by Therm O Web to make your own vinyl fabric. This comes in a package of 2 yards by 17" and is plenty for this pattern project. Follow the instructions given on the package. If you wish to use this option, add 1/2 yard to Fabric B (making it 1 yard total) and iron-on the vinyl to this Fabric B. You may also use 1/2 yard of a third fabric and use the iron-on vinyl instead.
  • Insul-Bright(r) - 1/2 yard (Insul-Bright is by the Warm Company and helps keep your water cool and your sandwich/snack fresh.)
  • Interfacing (Pellon 987F or equivalent) - 1/4 yard (9" x 44/45") (Interfacing for 2 outside pocket, the front flap, and the smaller flap for the back pocket.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 piece of ribbon, trim, webbing, etc., 1" to 11/2" wide and 16" long (Decoration for the back flap) TIP: Do not use the thin, silky ribbon - use a heavier gauge ribbon (grosgrain) or trim.
  • Velcro (Hook & Loop Tape) - 3" total cut into 1" pieces
  • Elastic - 9" long x 1" wide (To hold water bottle in place)
  • Ribbon, webbing, etc. - 18" long x 1" wide (key fob to hold your keys) NOTE: I use the word "Key fob" to denote the strap that will hold the keys in place in the front pocket.
  • 1 lobster claw/swivel clasp - 1"
  • 3 D-rings, O-rings or rectangular rings - 1"
  • Buckle - 1" (Center bar can be sliding or fixed in placed)
  • Webbing (for adjustable handle) - 60" long x 1" wide
  • Fray Check(tm) by Dritz
  • Teflon Foot for sewing machine (or tape the bottom of your regular foot) - This is for sewing the vinyl
  • Heavy duty/denim or jeans needle for your sewing machine
  • Optional: Wonder Clips from Clover