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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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41 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

  30. ashlee 11.02.2014 at 9:16 am #

    I can’t WAIT to make this! I purchased this pattern quite a while ago and am just getting to it now, but am confused. It says we need canvas, but nowhere in the cutting guide does it say how to cut the canvas. Anyone know?

    • Anna Graham 11.02.2014 at 1:40 pm #

      Hi Ashlee, the canvas is in the fabric requirements section: 13.5’’ x 18’’ cotton canvas. It’s already listed as it’s final cut size, so that’s why it isn’t repeated in the cutting list. :) Hope that helps!

  31. Joy 02.04.2015 at 1:48 pm #

    Hi Anna, lovely pattern! Can I use fusible woven interfacing on front and lining pocket pieces of alternative version or will the pocket be too thick to pleat ?

    • Anna Graham 02.09.2015 at 8:35 am #

      Thanks Joy! I think it would be do-able. I would think you’d only really need interfacing on the exterior pocket pieces and not the lining, but it’s up to you! :)

  32. Sarah 12.01.2015 at 9:12 am #

    Hi Anna! First off, thank you so much for all your amazing patterns – I have made several and always love the finished product! I hope you read these comments to old posts. I have a question about the vinyl for this project. I ordered my vinyl online and they sent it to be in an envelope folded into fourths so it has two large creases down the middle. Do you know if there is a way to remove the creases from vinyl? I am hesitant to iron it (even with a damp press cloth) because I don’t want to melt it. Please let me know!

    • Anna Graham 12.03.2015 at 12:24 pm #

      Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for your comment. So glad you’ve liked my patterns. :) Good question. I’ve had some vinyl that had been somewhat wrinkly. I had success placing it under a few heavy books for a few days. Or letting it get slightly warm first in a sunny spot in your house and then placing under something heavy. Hope that helps a bit!


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