Daytripper PDF Pattern

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Price: $12.00

This is a PDF Sewing Pattern. You must be able to open and print a PDF file. This is a digital sewing pattern, not a finished bag.

    • 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
    • A download link will be provided after purchase

Sorry, no refunds on digital products.

Instructions to make the “mini” purse-sized version can be found here.


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.

Read the blog post introducing the Daytripper here and a post about interfacing the Daytripper here

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)
Extra firm/heavy interfacing: 8″ x 4″ (Recommended: Peltex)
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
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
Walking foot highly recommended
Seam gauge helpful

This bag has a zipper closure, a zippered back pocket, a divided outside pocket and  a divided inside pocket.

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
Fits an iPad in the back pocket!