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The Day Hiker Bag Pattern in PDF

Day Hiker Bag Pattern

The Day Hiker Bag Pattern
Cost - $9.00
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The Day Hiker Bag Pattern was designed with the hiker in mind!  Features include a water resistant lining, an elastic band to hold your water bottle in place, a map/brochure pocket on the front, and another pocket on the back for your smart phone!  Instructions are also given for a sandwich/snack bag and the shoulder strap is adjustable – use it for a cross body bag!  There is a boxed bottom so that your water bottle sits securely and instructions are given for a fob to hold your keys that is long enough for them to hang securely in the front pocket.
This hiker bag is lined with insulated batting to help keep your water cold and the finished size is approximately  12”W x 11”H x 3”D.

This downloadable pattern has a total of 49 pages of instructions, illustrations, and photos. There are 6 pages of pattern pieces and a bonus print out of 9 pages that has no photos so it prints out quickly and easily - take this bonus to your sewing room instead of printing out the entire pattern!

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric A – 1 yard (Main body of outer bag, 2 outside pockets)
  • Fabric B – ½ yard (Front flap, back pocket flap, 2 outside pocket linings, 2 tabs 4” X 4”)
  • Vinyl or Laminated Fabric – ½ yard (Lining of main bag, outside of sandwich/snack bag)  OPTION:  Heat N Bond by Therm O Web to make your own vinyl fabric.  This comes in a package of 2 yards by 17” and is plenty for this pattern project.  Follow the instructions given on the package.  If you wish to use this option, add ½ yard to Fabric B (making it 1 yard total) and iron-on the vinyl to this Fabric B.  You may also use ½ yard of a third fabric and use the iron-on vinyl instead.
  • Insul-Bright® - 1/2  yard (Insul-Bright is by the Warm Company and helps keep your water cool and your sandwich/snack fresh.)
  • Interfacing (Pellon 987F or equivalent) – ¼ yard (9” x 44/45”) (Interfacing for 2 outside pocket, the front flap, and the smaller flap for the back pocket.
  • Elastic – 9” long x 1” wide (To hold water bottle in place)
  • 1 piece of ribbon, trim, webbing, etc.,  1” to 1½” wide  and 16” long (Decoration for the back flap) TIP:  Do not use the thin, silky ribbon – use a heavier gauge ribbon (grosgrain) or trim.
  • Velcro (Hook & Loop Tape) – 3” total cut into 1” pieces
  • Ribbon, webbing, etc. – 18” long x 1” wide (key fob to hold your keys) NOTE:  I use the word “Key fob” to denote the strap that will hold the keys in place in the front pocket.
  • 1 lobster claw/swivel snap – 1”
  • 3 D-rings, O-rings or rectangular rings – 1”
  • Buckle – 1” (Center bar can be sliding or fixed in placed)
  • Webbing (for adjustable handle) – 60” long x 1” wide
  • Fray Check™ by Dritz
  • Teflon Foot for sewing machine (or tape the bottom of your regular foot) – This is for sewing the vinyl
  • Heavy duty/denim or jeans needle for your sewing machine
  • Optional:  Wonder Clips from Clover
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