The Dainty Daytripper Pattern

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Quick overview:

Are you heading out on an adventure? The Dainty Daytripper bag is perfect for those times when you're not sure whether you'll need your hands or not, as it easily converts from a backpack to a crossbody bag just by lengthening the straps.



11" W x 13" H x 5" D (28cm x 33cm x 12.5cm)






  • Easy to read instructions, colour photographs, and pattern pieces
  • Clever straps to convert the bag from a backpack to a crossbody bag or shoulder bag
  • Lots of beautiful hardware, including a bag frame, Diamond Strap Anchors, and rivets. Find the hardware at Emmaline Bags, and at Sew Hot!


Bag Features

The Dainty Daytripper is a multipurpose bag designed for adventure! Wear it as a backpack, if you need to keep your hands free, or lengthen the straps and use The Dainty Daytripper as a crossbody or shoulder bag.

The Dainty Daytripper is a beautifully bling-y bag, making good use of bag hardware. As well as the bag frame, the sewing pattern also calls for diamond strap anchors and rivets.

The front pocket of The Dainty Daytripper is the perfect size to show off fabric panels or for some embroidery. This bag has a zipped pocket and a hidden pocket on the front, as well as a zip pocket and a slip pocket inside.


Pattern Features

The Dainty Daytripper bag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs. This bag sewing pattern uses a set of Emmaline internal wire frames and the instructions guide you through how to use the frames. We would advise reading through your sewing pattern before you begin making your bag.

The Dainty Daytripper bag sewing pattern is classified as an advanced beginner to intermediate level bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert sewing pattern testers.

The paper pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces. The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs. When you buy our PDF sewing patterns, they are immediately added to your online account. Access this through My Downloadable Products on your dashboard, or find out more about how to download and print PDF sewing patterns here: How to download and print your PDF sewing pattern.

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Pattern FAQs

What difficulty is this sewing pattern?

This is an advanced beginner to intermediate level sewing pattern.However, if you get stuck, please ask us for help in our Facebook group: Facebook Support Group for Sewing Patterns by Mrs H.


How big is the finished bag?

The Dainty Daytripper bag has finished dimensions of 11" x 13" x 5" (28cm x 33cm x 12.5cm).


What materials will I need for this bag?

A note about materials: at its thickest part you will be sewing through 6 layers plus 2 layers of foam stabiliser to form the bottom boxed corners. If you are using all faux leather / vinyl / cork, you may want to consider doing a swatch test before you begin.


  • 1 1/4 yard (1m) Outer Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yard (1m) Lining Fabric
  • 18"x36" (46cm x 92cm) Foam Stabiliser
  • 2 3/4 yd (2.5m) Medium Weight Interfacing


  • 2 x 1" (2.5cm) D or triangle rings
  • 2 x 1" (2.5cm) swivel clasps
  • 4 x Diamond Strap Anchors
  • 1 x pair Emmaline internal wire frames (Style A)
  • 1 x 18" (46cm) double or single zip for the top zip (size 5)
  • 1 x 14" (35.5cm) zip for the front pocket (size 3 or size 5)
  • 1 x 9" (23cm) zip for lining pocket (size 3)
  • 2 x 1 1/4" (3cm) triglide buckles/sliders (you can substitute these for 1" (2.5cm) if needed)
  • 1 x 5/8" (18mm) Slim Magnetic Snap
  • 12 x 8mm double cap rivets


  • double sided basting tape
  • duct tape
  • zip foot
  • walking foot


Where can I find the...?

Internal wire frames: Sew Hot, or Emmaline Bags. Some bagmakers have made The Dainty Daytripper bag without the frame, and some have experimented with making their own bag frames using wire. We're unable to advise on either of these methods, but have a look through our Facebook group to see what others have tried.

Diamond strap anchors: Sew Hot, or Emmaline Bags. Some bagmakers have made this bag using fabric tabs and rectangular rings in place of the diamond strap anchors. Have a look through our Facebook group to see what others have tried.


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Where can I find more inspiration?

See some of the wonderful tester versions of The Dainty Daytripper on my blog: The Dainty Daytripper Tester Makes.


Is there a sew along for the Dainty Daytripper?

Not yet! Would you like to host one? Send us an email at


I've found a mistake!

This pattern does have one known error.

  • Pattern Piece B - Main Panel: Some of the printed pattern pieces have incorrect cutting information. Please cut 2 Outer, 2 Lining, 4 Medium Weight Interfacing. The instructions are correct on the cutting labels and in the cutting guide.

You will complete list of errors found in our patterns on our Errata page. If you can't find your mistake in the list above or on the Errata page, please send us an email to so that we can add it to our list.



I have a question not answered here

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