Zip and Go PDF Pattern

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Price: $8.00

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  • 18 page full color tutorial with photos
  • 4 pages of computer generated pattern pieces (2 pattern pieces total, must be printed and taped together)
  • Includes detailed construction and zipper instructions.
  • No raw edges! The lining is entirely finished with all raw edges enclosed.
  • No hand sewing required.
  • This is a PDF Sewing Pattern. You must be able to open and print a PDF file.
  • A download link will be provided after purchase. Sorry, no refunds on digital products.

This might be one of the most stress-free bags you’ll ever sew. It’s simple to make, it’s simple to cut out, it’s FAST and it doesn’t use up a ton of your precious fabric. The lining is completely hidden, so use a bright coordinating solid to save money! I wanted a super fast alternative to the Two Zip Hipster and Daytripper. While neither of them is particularly difficult, they are a bit too complex to be appropriate for that gift you needed yesterday. Making a dozen of these for your Etsy shop won’t break the bank or be a total time suck. I LOVE that. And so will you.

I’ve been using mine for grocery shopping, because it’s hands free and I don’t need to keep track of my purse in the cart. It’s a little bigger than the Essential Wristlet, and will hold your phone, keys and wallet. It’s also perfect for travelling and will keep your passport safe and on you at all times. My basic Kindle (no case) fits in the front pocket, and an iPad mini fits in the main pocket. Since it’s all rectangles, you could easily add inches to make the bag wider or longer as needed.

Instructions are included for strap widths from 1/4″ to 1″, so you don’t need to track down specific sized hardware. Add a fixed strap or a removable strap, which is nice for when you want to tuck the purse into a larger tote and not deal with the strap getting tangled. Make it adjustable for gifts or not, if it’s just for you!

There are no raw edges. You will turn it through an opening in the lining just like any other purse.

Perfect for teens and younger girls, too!

Read the blog post introducing the Zip and Go here and a post about purse hardware supplies here

Main fabric: 1 yard (You need 30″ for the strap, there will be plenty of fabric left over.)
Lining fabric: 1/3 yard
20” woven fusible interfacing: 1 yard (Recommended: Pellon SF-101)
20” heavyweight sew-in interfacing: 1/3 yard (Recommended: Pellon SF-785, Pellon 50 – You need one 8.5″ x 10.5″ piece)
Hardware: Adjustable slider + 2 rectangle rings -OR- Adjustable slider + 2 sets of lobster clasps & D-rings
Two 10″ or longer nylon zipper (I highly recommend YKK zippers)
Size 80/12 or 90/14 Microtex/Sharp needles
Marking tools such as chalk or an air erasable marker
Matching thread
Ruler (A rotary cutter & mat are extremely helpful)
Sharp scissors to trim away batting and interfacing

Approximately 9.5″ tall and 7.5″ wide with a 30″ to 55″ adjustable strap.

This purse has one main zipper and a zippered pocket.

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 8 reviews
by Samantha on
Great result!

I needed a last minute gift and this sewed up pretty quickly. Erin's instructions were so easy to follow, as always. But the best part is the professional result you get. She has thought through each step and guides you to a great result. My daughter loves her bag. I will be making many more.

by Elizabeth Jaszczak on
Zip and Go

Every one of the Dog Under My Desk patterns that I have tried has been outstanding, and this one is no exception. Do not be daunted by the lengthy instructions. This is only because Erin gives extensive detail and provides great photos at every step. Tip: It is well worth the extra toner cost to print the instructions in color, as the photos are much easier to follow than they are in black and white.

by Anne on
Zip and Go

Thanks for such an easy pattern to follow!! You made it so simple with explicit directions and pictures as well. It took me no time to make a purse using fabrics from my stash. I can't wait to make another! Also, I can fit my Kindle Fire in the upper pocket and the phone in the lower pocket! I'm ready to zip and go now!

by Barb on
FANTASTIC Pattern, Great Bag!

I made my first (but not last!) bag from this pattern last night. The pattern itself is incredibly thorough, with tons of pictures that actually show what they're intended to show. I consider myself an advanced beginner sewist. At no point did I find myself trying to figure out what the pattern really meant for me to do. It's very clear, very well detailed, and very easy to follow.

The bag is just perfect! Not too big, not too small, easy to modify and personalize - I might add a patch pocket to the inside main pocket, for example, and I ended up just putting a long strip of nylon webbing on for a strap instead of making one out of my main fabric. I'll be using mine right away, and my own teenage tomboy daughter will be thrilled when I make one for her, too.

I used recycled denim (old jeans) for the main fabric, and didn't need any fusible interfacing for stability, though I did still use the sew-in.

by Michelle on
Great bag!

Just made my first one of these. Directions were great and easy to follow. I will use this purse when we travel and I don't want to carry a whole lot. I'm making my daughter one soon so she will be able to use hers for the same purpose. I'm already looking into making some of these for her friends for birthdays! Great little zip bag!

by Melissa Klouda on
Great Crossbody Purse

I've made two of these bags for gifts for an 8 and 9 year old. The pattern is very detailed and easy to follow and the bag is fairly quick to make. Love the results and I'll be making more including one for myself.

by Cathie Horne on

I made 2 of these for my nieces who are 9 and 11. Another big hit with the girls. The purse is big enough for an iPad mini and the ladies are loving them.,

Well done, Erin!

by Becca on

I'm a newly self taught sewer and I was able to make this bag in a few hours. This was the first bag I have ever made! Directions were awesome!! I love how it even told me how to line-up the directional fabric too so nothing came out upside down. I made this for my 11-year-old daughter and it was perfect! She took it to school and all her friends commented on it and couldn't believe her mom actually made it! I'm making more for my daughter to give out to her friends as birthday presents. Hopefully, I get around to making one for myself too. It's very cute and a perfect purse to take to concerts or anywhere you don't want/need to lug a big purse.