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Sidekick Mini Suitcase

from Sew Fearless
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Sidekick Mini Suitcase
Sidekick Mini Suitcase
Sidekick Mini Suitcase
Sidekick Mini Suitcase
Sidekick Mini Suitcase

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sewing curved seams
  • zippers
  • making piping
  • inserting piping

Pattern Description:

This fully lined suitcase is made of sturdy canvas and designed with rigid sides that maintain shape in use. Finished, it measures 16 inches wide, 12 inches tall, and 5 inches deep. Just the right size for a pint-sized superhero trip to grandma's, or for Wonderwoman's night away.

This pattern is designed for an adventurous, experienced sewist. Someone who has sewn a few tote bags and purses, but is bored with the same ol' same old. This project uses zippers, curved seams, piping, and loads of layers. Not to worry though, there are 16 pages of directions and color photos to guide you along the way.

Cottage Industry License
Purchasing this pattern, and following the terms and conditions included within it, permits you to make Sidekick Suitcases for sale. Email me with any questions. sewfearless [at] gmail [dot] com

** Because of Craftsy's pdf size restriction this file is saved to 150dpi, if you would like the Magazine Quality (300dpi) version, please contact me. **

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16 inches wide
  • 12 inches tall
  • 5 inches deep


  • 2/3 yds Heavyweight canvas/"Duck Cloth" (60" wide)
  • 1 1/2 yds quilting cotton (accent for lining) (44" wide)
  • 1 1/2 yds Heavy Duty Sew-in Stabilizer "PelTex #70" (20" wide)
  • 1 1/4 yrds Woven iron-on interfacing "SF-101 Shape-Flex" (20" wide)

You Will Also Need:

  • Two 22" zippers (to match accent fabric)
  • Thread to match canvas and accent fabrics
  • Medium and Heavyweight sewing machine needles
  • 17" of 1/2" wide elastic
  • Wondertape, Glue stick, Temporary Marking Pen
  • Tapestry Needle & Scrap Yarn
  • The Usual Sewing Implements (Pins, scissors, hand sewing needle, sewing machine, etc)
  • Zipper Foot & Piping Foot
  • 3 yds 5/32" cording (or pre-made piping)
  • 2 Pieces of Plastic Canvas Mesh (12"x18")

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