The Overnight Bag

The Overnight Bag sewing pattern sold old

Learn bag-making skills with this easy-make bag sewing pattern. Pack all the essentials for a weekend away in this roomy bag with a secure zip fastening, durable webbing straps, pockets and piped detailing for a professional finish.

We like to inject a little bit of handmade loveliness into every aspect of our lives, including our travels – after all, if we have to spend time away from our sewing machine, we might as well do it in me-made style! The Overnight Bag pattern is the ultimate weekend bag with a place for everything (great if you’re an everything-in-its-place type of packer!). The pattern will take you through bag-making skills such as adding zipped pockets and sturdy straps.

The overnight bag sewing pattern detail

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The Overnight Bag **SOLD OUT**

Thisag sewing pattern was available with issue 34, Simply Sewing magazine

You will need

  • Fabric A: 80x112cm (31x44in), main fabric
  • Fabric B: 100x112cm (39x44in), contrast fabric
  • Fabric C: 150x112cm (59x44in), lining fabric
  • Fabric D: 100x112cm (39x44in), contrast lining fabric
  • Fabric E: 50x55cm (20x22in), piping fabric
  • Iron-on interfacing: 50x55cm (20x22in)
  • Iron-on wadding: 72x100cm (28x39in)
  • Heavy duty zip: 51cm (20in)
  • Five x zips: 18cm (7in)
  • Webbing 3.8cm (112in) x 3.5m (4yds)
  • Two x D-rings: 3.8cm (112in)
  • Two x D-rings with trigger clips attached: 3.8cm (112in)
  • Bag slider: 3.8cm (112 in)
  • Scraps of twine: for zip pulls
  • Piping cord: 150cm (59in)
  • 4 magnetic clasps
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit

The overnight bag sewing pattern inside


Use a 5mm (14in) seam allowance unless otherwise stated. Seam allowances are included on the pattern pieces.


  • Learn the basics of bag-making
  • Attach a sturdy strap
  • Insert zips
  • Add pockets
  • Sew piping