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I bought the Daytripper from Erin at Dog Under My Desk in early December. Over the next couple of months, I posted snippits of work on it here and there. I was so intimidated with the idea of making this bag. I don’t know why. You know I love her Wristlet (don’t forget the wristlet that started it all) and Two Zip Hipster patterns and they both came out really nice on my first try. Logically, I had nothing to fear. Her patterns and the detailed instructions she provides are top notch.

Each stage of construction has clear photographs that help you along the way. Erin has a knack for reaching out to those of us making her bags using different learning styles. She offers photographs. On the photographs there are key directions to the step and then she spells it out in words. Arrows remind you which way to sew for a perfect bag and before and after shots help you envision the process.

I’m not a bag maker so I really appreciate these kind of directions. I know I can make garments and I fit them and all that but making bags (as well as quilting) is a different kind of sewing.

Daytripper front Daytripper lime green zipper top Daytripper open Daytripper zippered pocket side Daytripper zippered pocket closed Daytripper zippered pocket open Daytripper from top Daytripper carrying angle Daytripper carrying