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Retro Travel Bag | Printed Pattern

$11.98

About the Pattern

Make yourself a great travel bag that is perfect to stow your stuff in when you’re on the go with this travel bag sewing pattern.

This retro-inspired weekender travel bag is the perfect size for a weekend getaway! 

Special Features:

  • This is a printed pattern that will be mailed to you.
  • The finished bag measures approximately 20” wide by 11” tall by 6” wide.
  • It can be made from Laminate Fabric, Quilting Weight Cotton, Oil Cloth or Home Decor Weight Cotton.

Included in the pattern are three handle styles:

  • One that uses purchased purse handles.
  • The second option for sewn purse straps that are long enough to swing over your shoulder!
  • Also included are directions for adding leather straps

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Pattern instructions are in black and white. 

Video Tutorial

You can find video instructions guiding you through the construction of this bag on the Riley Blake YouTube channel.  

Supplies Required

Fabric:

1 yard of cotton fabric, pattern is suitable for laminated fabrics, cotton fabrics such as quilting weight cotton, light weight home decor fabric. Not suitable for stretch fabric.  

1 yard fabric for bag lining 

1/2 yard fabric for inside bag pocket 

1/2 yard fabric for outside bag pocket 

1/2 yard fabric for view B purse handles 

1/4 yard of fabric (or fat quarter) for purse handle tabs if making view A  

 

Interfacing:

1 yard 45” wide Fusible Fleece 1 yard 20” wide Medium Weight interfacing 

1 1/2 yards 20” wide Heavyweight fusible interfacing such as Thermoweb Heavyweight Non Woven Inter-facing OR Pellon Flex Foam Interfacing.

(note if you are making the bag from laminate fabric purchase sewn in interfacing, not fusible).

Handle Options, pick one:

2 purchased purse handles for view A

OR  2 yards 1’’ wide cotton webbing for sewn view B Handles

OR

1” wide Leather Belt Blank that is at least 48”.  Leather hole punch, 1/2” leather rapid rivets and setting tool, 1 piece of plastic canvas. Notions:

30” metal zipper

14” metal zipper for outer pocket

2 packages of bias piping

1 package of extra wide double fold bias tape

1/2 yard 1” wide ribbon (if using purchased purse handles) 

 

Notions:

Teflon Foot, if sewing with laminated/coated fabric. Cording Foot

Zipper Foot

Walking Foot

Recommended: Micro Tex Needle 

 

Miscellaneous:

Spray Paint (if you want bamboo handles another color)

Basting Spray/ Glue Stick

Piece of interfacing or tissue paper to trace pattern pieces

Fabric Safe Marking Pen

Binding Clips

Pattern Delivery

Pattern ships via US First Class Mail within 2-3 business days of purchase.  Shipping calculated at checkout.

 

US ORDERS ONLY. INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES NEED TO BE MADE THRU ETSY  www.etsy.com/shop/PolkaDotChair