Free Dual Duty Weekend Pattern

Want to step out in fashion over the weekend? Why not do so with a spanking new dual duty weekend bag? The bag is uniquely designed with the capacity to hold everything you need for your weekend getaway.

Time To Complete: 1 hour 30 mins
Difficulty: Intermediate

With this free pattern, you won’t have to worry about spending out of your budget. With just minimal materials and some sewing experience, you can have your new bag ready in no time.

What You Will Need to DIY Your Own Dual Duty Weekend Bag

  • 1.37m of home décor fabric that is 45 inches wide
  • Cotton fabric for lining 1 ½ yards
  • ¼ yard or contrast home décor fabric for the pocket
  • Fusible fleece 1 ½ yards
  • Webbing 3 yards by 1 inch wide
  • Stiff plastic canvas 7 ½ inches by 17 ¼ inches
  • Two zippers of 12 inches and two zippers of 14 inches
  • Two 1-inch rectangular metal rings
  • Two 1 ¾ swivel metal hooks
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • A sewing machine
  • A zipper foot
  • Matching thread

Clear and high-resolution images help you keep tabs on your progress and tell if you’re doing everything the right way.


From the fusible fleece and home décor fabric, cut;

  • Two bag bodies
  • 2 strips of 4 ½ inches by 28 ½ inches for the zipper gussets.
  • For the sides, two squares of 8 ½ inches.
  • 1 strop for the bottom of 8 ½ inches by 18 ½ inches
  • 2 strips for the shoulder straps of 4 ½ by 24 ½ inches

From the cotton lining fabric, cut;

  • 2 bag bodies
  • 2 strips for the zipper gussets of 4 ½ by 28 ½ inches
  • 2 squares of 8 ½ inches for the sides.
  • 1 strip for the bottom measuring 8 ½ by 18 ½ inches
  • 2 rectangles for the inside pockets measuring 8 by 9 inches.

From the contrast home décor fabric, cut;

  • 1 strip for the outside pocket measuring 7 inches by 18 ½ inches.

Remember the seam allowance for this bag is ½ an inch all through.

Clear and high-resolution images help you keep tabs on your progress and tell if you’re doing everything the right way.

The completed sewing case features multiple pockets to organize all your sewing tools and materials and a zipper closure to keep everything safe and secure.

On the inside, the bag features a main compartment as well as multiple compartments that can hold the fabric, tools like seam rippers, buttons among others.

For every beginner sewer, this is an excellent first project considering it is something that you will continue using throughout your sewing life. It also makes for a great gift for your friends who also love sewing.  

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