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


45 thoughts on “Road Trip Case Pattern

  1. This is AWESOME!!! Seriously! Such great fabrics too 🙂

  2. sophie says:

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

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

  4. dolores says:

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

  5. Love this! Can’t wait to make one!

  6. Cameron H says:

    Brilliant! So excited to get mine.

  7. The one for the Rainbow Loom is genius!

  8. Very Shannon says:

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

    p.s. new look around here – nice!

  9. Anonymous says:

    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. 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 says:

    Soooo awesome, Anna! Your girlies are adorable.

  12. Cindy says:

    Absolutely love it!! Very nice!:)

  13. saroy says:

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

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

  15. tunce says:

    OK, I think I’m an official Noodlehead Patterns collector now! 😉

  16. grace says:

    Purchased! Love this.

  17. Amanda Hall says:

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

  18. 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!!

  19. 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

  20. Kristie says:

    Super cute, Anna!

  21. 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…

  22. aangto says:

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

  23. Sew Much Ado says:

    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!

  24. I love this! We need a way to contain the rainbow loom and supplies! 🙂

  25. This is so cool. You are so talented.

  26. Kate says:

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

  27. 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

  28. ashlee says:

    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?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      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!

  29. Joy says:

    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 ?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      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! 🙂

  30. Sarah says:

    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!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      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!

  31. Hello! I’m new to the sewing world and just discovered the joy of your amazing patterns. I’ve purchased the “Makers Tote” pattern and am so excited to try it! I realize this post is a few years old, but I am a sucker for happy little rainbow prints-like the one you used. Do you remember where you purchased this fabric and/or the brand? I know it’s a far shot, but would love to make something for my little girl with it. Thank you so much!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Kelly, thank you! Welcome to sewing! The rainbow print used on this Road Trip Case was manufactured by Kokka, and is now quite a few years old. Possibly check etsy?

  32. Christi says:

    Hello Ana. I would love to purchase your pattern however I can’t access the purchase link. Is it unavailable? Thank you.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Christi,
      Thanks for your comment. Sorry about that, the link was broken. You can shop for it in my shop here:
      or here’s the individual link for just that pattern:

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