Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Travel Outbound Bag Sewing Pattern + Sewing Kits

Are you ready to TRAVEL OUTBOUND?  I am excited to have my newest PDF sewing Pattern {Travel Outbound Bag} publish for the beginning of the new year. Travel Outbound Bag is a bag that you'd want to make more than one and make for gifts to families and friends.  It not only Travel Outbound, but also a great bag for all your needs that you take with you for traveling from living room to sewing room or from your kitchen table to your workroom table. Add one in your large tote with all your pens, notebooks, planners, great books to read, and digital devises as you travel your way outbound.   

Do you remember first time you travel? For me, first time I travelled alone was when I turned 18. I flew across Pacific Ocean and landed to a new country for my study. At the time, I carried a backpack and a 32" luggage.  Within my backpack there were so many important documents; passport, I-20 ( for international student forms), boarding passes, travel check, and books to read (over 25 hours transit and three flights). no digital devices at the time!    I can't tell you how nervous I was as an 18 year old. My hands always reach out to my backpack and making sure everything is there!  

When I became a mom, the first few years, I travelled not just a backpack and a luggage.  I also held a stroller and a little toddler by me and few carry on bags. It was more nervous than ever for the first time we flew together. The carry on bags had more than we needed, but all necessaries to make sure the little toddler made her way through the first big flight.  In my backpack, I carried two passports, two sets of boarding pass, books for the toddler to read, toys to passing by the waiting time, food for during transits.  I can't tell you how extra nervous I was. One of my hand is always reach out to the backpack and making sure everything is there and one of my hand is holding tie with the toddler who trying to see what's going on.

Last Fall, I travelled alone for the first time after 12 years being a mom. Without my soon to be a teen girl, it is strange.  You think that I should have became a better traveler after 20 years of traveling and I was! However, my hands still reach out to my backpack and making sure everything is there! It seems like an unconscious self is doing so! I laughed as I was waiting for boarding announcement.

As I was waiting for boarding the flight oversea, I started to think of why not design a bag that will fit all and I know all the belongs and documents are there. I started draft this pattern on a long 15 hours flight!  Gosh, I am loving this {Travel Outbound Bag}!

I would love to share a little more...
about Travel Outbound Bag- 

For traveling:
Travel Outbound Bag comes with four front compartments where can insert phone, passport, boarding pass, a few pens, even small cash/ coins.  In the middle large open section is a perfect place to hold planners, books, and iPad! Two of the zipper compartments allow to set more personal important belongs, such as travel cash, few actual cash, and documents if there are any.

I have been using it daily, since the first sample travel outbound bag created. I placed my new year's planner, journal, iPad and pens are all in the Travel Outbound bag as I finished for the day.  When I travel to the city, I set the Travel Outbound bag inside of large tote bag and slip Metro card in one of the front compartment as I go .  Everything is there! I really haven't been trying to reach out my hands in the large tote or backpack since then.

For Sewing: 
The Travel Outbound Bag is perfect for anything purpose. It is perfect for sewing table. The front pockets hold well with rotary cutters, pens, markers, small scissors, needle-book, and clips. The large open section fits more than 20 fat quarters and large sewing scissors. The zippered compartment is great for sewing patterns and different needle packs and more!

For everyday purpose: 
It doesn't just travel outdoor. It also travels within home and room-to-room that you go. I work on my daily planner on the kitchen table as I wait for the washer to be done; often time waiting and watching the baking goodies to be ready. I take the Travel Outbound Bag from workroom to the kitchen table, so I have everything that I need! It really is a nice little organizer bag at the same time!

I made a couple and set on the fabric shelves and have placed a few unfinished projects within them and each pattern set in the zippered compartment, small paper pieces in small paper bags. I take the travel outbound bag out for the specific project.

Travel Outbound Bag PDF pattern-
within {Travel Outbound Bag PDF pattern}

- This is a digital downloadable PDF file. It comes with 25 pages PDF file (included sewing pattern, cutting instructions, and measurements), Step-by Step colored photo instructions to guild you through making one Travel Outbound Bag. It also comes with detailed illustrate diagrams to aid for sewing steps.

- Travel Outbound Bag is an intermediate sewing pattern. Sewers have experiences in cutting fabrics, knowing operation sewing machine, have previous bag making experience will be helpful for making and experiences in bias tape sewing.

- Travel Outbound Bag measured at 10.5"x6"x3" in finished size.

- The pattern purchaser can sell finished Travel Outbound Bag made using this pattern (on a home based scale).

- You can find this pattern through my {Etsy} and {Craftsy} pattern shops now.

- You'll need Adobe Reader to open the PDF file and free download at

Sewing Kits:

There are limited Travel Outbound Sewing Bag Kits are available. It comes with high quality linens that I have been using for majority of my recent projects.  It will not restock after the kits sold out.  These colors are inspired by the cities that I have been surrounding since my recent move.

Let me share the linen you'll receive in the sewing kit. This is a medium weight of 100% linen is versatile with smooth look. It has a tighter weave, so it is perfect for any purpose sewing. It doesn't stretch as you sew. My little tip to you is enlarge your sewing machine stitch slightly longer and don't pull the linen as it will feed itself as the sewing feed dog will take on its own. The linen gives so elegant and classic finishes on any projects.  The solid colors give a bold and modern version of the style within. I hope you will enjoy it as well!

Brooklyn, it is my favorite dream place to be and stay. It has is great love of art culture and space for many artists to grow and meet each other. I used Oasis green and paired with Ginger Brown for the energy classic outlook and contrast with almost Evergreen for the bias tape as a highlight of the bag.

Kits available here (click)    Sold Out

New York, New York,  it gets so classic in every way! I love how This Autumn Gold matches with the Evergreen in this bag. The smooth and softened turquoise is a nice combine two colors together. It gives the elegant and classical outlook. The Autumn Gold is a rich yellow and gives such nice finish outlook.

Kits available here (click)  Sold Out 

Queens, the borough on Long Island across the East River from Manhattan. I can't tell you how pretty it is during the Fall around here as well as summer! The drive across East River is nerve racking, but the view is just gorgeous as you ever seen from the photos. I used chocolate brown and Asphalt gray as two main colors and used the rich autumn gold to give high contrast of this bag.

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Within the sewing kit:

You'll receive all the materials for making one Travel Outbound Bag.

-main panels
-main panel linings
-front pocket panels
-front pocket linings
-two mental teeth zippers
-fusible interfacing
-two set of rivet
-bias tape
-cotton trim
-a list of material sheet and interfacing cutting instruction
-downloadable PDF sewing pattern

Thank you again for all of your enthusiasm coming here to read about the creations I share with you. I really can't tell you how much I appreciate it! I truly have the pleasure developing this newest pattern and wish you'll love it as well!





  1. These are so gorgeous, Chase! Love the design features and the classic good looks your fabric choices give this bag. It's all very, very good!

    1. Thank you, Katherine! It is a very functional travel bag and more so for sewing purpose as well!

  2. Just purchased the pattern from Etsy. Now to do a fabric pull!! Thanks so much.

    1. Karen,

      Thank you SO much for supporting my work and I love to see your Travel Outbound Bag! Please tag me on IG and #traveloutboundbag or email me with your work!


  3. What great timing! I'm getting ready to move overseas for a year and a Travel Outbound Bag (or three) is just what I need for my journey. I'm excited to sew one up and put it into use!

    1. Bon Voyage! Best wishes to you on your way traveling overseas! Travel Outbound bag is well function and really perfect for traveling! I have my passport tuck in the front compartment as well as my boarding passes. The size fits well in the larger tote or backpack! :)

      Thank you supporting my work and I love to see your Travel Outbound Bags, please tag me on IG and #traveloutboundbag or email your works!

  4. Just bought the pattern and it's printing now! Love it!

    1. Elsa,

      Thank you!! Please share with me your Travel Outbound bag when you finish it! Tag me on Instagram or #traveloutboundbag


  5. I'm going to make make one for my upcoming trip to Australia!! Great idea, Chase!

    1. Thank you, Krista!

      Trip to Australia sounds fantastic! Your Travel Outbound Bag will come in handy for you, I promise! :)
      Please share with me your finish bag, tag me on Instagram or #traveloutboundbag

      Look forward to hear about your trip over IG! :)



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