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Road Trip Case Pattern

You’ll take it with you wherever you go.  This case is for anyone!  Get organized!

  • pocket option for rubber band looms (specifically Rainbow Loom) and case/or additional loom
  • pocket option with flaps, great for anything from crayons to sewing notions, embroidery or cross stitch goodies
  • see-through vinyl pocket to quickly see what you have
  • portable and easy to customize
[store sewing, cross stitch, or embroidery notions too!]

Materials needed:

FQ= fat quarter (18″ x 22″)
+ additional fabric necessary if using directional print

  • 1 FQ exterior main
  • 1 FQ main lining
  • 1 FQ interior pockets
  • 1 FQ interior accents
  • 13.5’’ x 18’’ cotton canvas
  • 12.5’’ x 17’’ cotton batting
  • 2 yards 1/2’’ double fold bias tape
  • 14’’ x 10’’ 16-gauge clear vinyl
  • 12’’ zipper
  • 1’’ wide elastic
  • 1/4’’ wide elastic (for long pocket version)
  • 3 buttons
  • (for alternate pocket) 3/4’’ wide hook & loop tape – 6’’
  • 3 elastic hair ties (if not making fabric loops)
  • scraps of fusible interfacing

[plastic case for rubber bands is by CraftMates, called Lockables.  This particular size is a 7 compartment case.  You can find them at Michaels and Joanns (mine was in the jewelry section for about $3). Or check online: Create for Less.]

 [hang it over a door knob when you're at home!]
[sewing case for me, see separate post here]
Skill level:
Great for an advanced beginner and beyond, although it could be tackled by an adventurous beginner!
+ approx. finished dimensions:
13.5” wide, 9’’ tall (12.5’’ including handles),
18’’ tall when fully opened


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30 Responses to Road Trip Case Pattern

  1. Vanessa Hewell 01.24.2014 at 2:47 pm #

    This is AWESOME!!! Seriously! Such great fabrics too :)

  2. sophie 01.24.2014 at 4:59 pm #

    love this!! you are so so clever!!:)

  3. 01.24.2014 at 5:05 pm #

    This is so great–so nice and tidy. I love the fabric selections and those happy faces!

  4. dolores 01.24.2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Heheh….wonder where that name came from?:) It really is a great pattern!

  5. Shawna + Shaun 01.24.2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Love this! Can’t wait to make one!

  6. Cameron H 01.24.2014 at 7:06 pm #

    Brilliant! So excited to get mine.

  7. nest full of eggs 01.24.2014 at 7:38 pm #

    The one for the Rainbow Loom is genius!

  8. Very Shannon 01.24.2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Looooooove this! gorgeous pattern dear!!!!!!

    p.s. new look around here – nice!

  9. Anonymous 01.24.2014 at 8:25 pm #

    I just purchased your pattern. I saw it on fb and couldn’t resist :)))) I will probably make one for my daughters loom and for myself one for my sewing utensils…Ohhh and probably many more

  10. Alyna Higgs-James 01.24.2014 at 9:48 pm #

    I have had such success with your divided basket pattern I just had to get this too! I think it will make some lovely pressies :)

  11. amandajean 01.24.2014 at 10:32 pm #

    Soooo awesome, Anna! Your girlies are adorable.

  12. Cindy 01.24.2014 at 11:33 pm #

    Absolutely love it!! Very nice!:)

  13. saroy 01.25.2014 at 1:38 am #

    So excited to make one of these. Hopefully this weekend!

  14. Christiane Esser 01.25.2014 at 3:28 am #

    Totally clever! It belongs to my “must have” category…

  15. Sarah @ FairyFace Designs 01.25.2014 at 5:57 am #

    Love this!

  16. tunce 01.25.2014 at 9:10 am #

    OK, I think I’m an official Noodlehead Patterns collector now! ;-)

  17. Poppyprint 01.25.2014 at 2:17 pm #

    SOOOOO good!!!

  18. grace 01.25.2014 at 5:07 pm #

    Purchased! Love this.

  19. Amanda Hall 01.26.2014 at 10:46 am #

    So excited to make this Anna! Going to make one today for my oldest daughter and then maybe one for me!

  20. shelley fields 01.26.2014 at 12:29 pm #

    This is super cute. Just purchased the pattern and looking forward to making like…TODAY! It will probably take me 3 hours to select fabrics LOL but that’s okay…I’m super excited! Thanks!!

  21. 01.26.2014 at 11:33 pm #

    Lovely prints. My sister and I used to bond over activities like this before. We’d made DIY bags, quilts and aprons. We had so much fun back then. Thanks for sharing

  22. Kristie 01.27.2014 at 1:51 pm #

    Super cute, Anna!

  23. Stash Avalanche 01.28.2014 at 6:19 am #

    Hi. Just found you via A Life In Lists. This bag looks great – I can see myself making one for my son’s cars and colouring pencils. And maybe one for me too…

  24. aangto 01.28.2014 at 4:49 pm #

    I bought the pattern and am excited to try it! I really love how you pull all different kinds of fabrics together.

  25. Sew Much Ado 01.28.2014 at 7:44 pm #

    I’ve been meaning to comment on this all week Anna, but better late than never, right? Anyway, congrats on another great pattern! I love how useful this is, and those fabrics are perfect!

  26. Nicole Maroon 01.29.2014 at 11:36 am #

    I love this! We need a way to contain the rainbow loom and supplies! :)

  27. Moki and Mac Mac 02.15.2014 at 12:35 pm #

    This is so cool. You are so talented.

  28. Kate 03.05.2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I love this project! Made one for my daughter the other day. Thank you for making the pattern!

  29. Sophie Sunshines 07.16.2014 at 8:46 am #

    I cannot wait to get started with this pattern! The pic with the loom bands sold it to me, as I am a Momma who spends most of her day picking those little suckers up! ;) x


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