The Playdate Bag

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The Playdate Bag Pattern


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Women, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

Messenger Bag for Mom & Backpack for Tot

Heading out to meet a few friends at the park? Grab your Playdate Messenger Bag and your little one's Playdate Backpack, and you'll be ready for fun!

Both bags are made from the same pattern that measures 9 1⁄2" wide, 11 1⁄2" long and 3" deep, finished.

The Playdate Messenger Bag is packed full of features for its small size. Outside, you'll find a large back pocket with a smaller pocket hidden just inside - the perfect spot for keeping your cell phone safe but easy to grab when you need it. Inside, there are compartments for all your other on-the-go needs, including a cushioned storage spot for your tablet or e-reader.

The Playdate Backpack is sized just right for toddlers to preschoolers and features comfortable, adjustable straps. Inside, your little one will find his crayons organized and ready for creativity and plenty of space for other toys.

Both bags can be fastened with your choice of a magnetic snap or a button and loop.


  • Cotton wovens (quilting fabrics or bottomweights)
  • For the backpack: 1⁄2 yard each of three fabrics
  • For the messenger bag: 1⁄2 yard each of three fabrics and 1 yard of a fourth fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • For the backpack: 1 yard of fusible fleece, two - 1" strap adjusters, 1 1⁄2 yards of webbing, one magnetic snap
  • For the messengerbag: 1 yard of fusible fleece, 1⁄2 yard of fusible interfacing, one - 1 1⁄8" fabric covered button kit

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About Designer

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Fishsticks Designs offers sewing patterns for unique and modern clothing that is always practical for you and your family. Fishsticks Designs was born from my desire to not only sew clothing for my own children but also to teach other moms (and grandmas, and aunts, and maybe even a few dads) to do the same. Each of my patterns includes step-by-step instructions with words and pictures so that you ...

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