Overnight Bag

Overnight Bag

Young Anais wanted to make an Overnight Bag during the Kids School Holiday Program, so I thought about how I can create a pattern so it is an easy project to sew.  Some patterns are so complex but when teaching children I have to bring it right back to basics.  I came up with this bag and I absolutely love it!

Anais was the first to make it.  Not bad for an 11 years olds work hey?!
This pattern will available in the next couple of weeks.  Along with some more photos.  This is what you need to get organised now.


1.10 metres Fabric – I chose Mexican Poncho fabric, Anais chose a cotton drill.  Choose something on the heavier side so that the bag will hold its shape

1.10 metres Rip Stop nylon fabric – this is a waterproof lining fabric

1.10 metres heavy weight interfacing – I prefer Iron On

2.80 metres Heading Tape approx 4cm wide – choose a colour to contrast nicely with the fabric

50cm Heading Tape approx 1.5cm wide

51cm Chunky Zip – its ok if its an “open end” zipper

Optional Extra – Feather Pom Pom or make your own with some yarn