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The Roadie is a mini version of the Road Tripster Tote and is such a great size. It will quickly become your favorite go-to for an every day bag.

The Roadie has many of your favorite features from it's larger sibling (like all of those pockets!), but includes some extra goodies like a recessed zipper option and a bottle sleeve. A zipper closure on top keeps everything secure inside. You can use cotton, canvas, cork, or vinyl.

Skill level:
This pattern is suitable for a domestic machine and is beginner-friendly.

Sizing info:
Finished Roadie size: 12" wide by 7.5" high (not including handle straps) with a 3" base.

Video tutorial:
The designer has also produced a video tutorial on her YouTube channel that is available for you to watch below.


Suggested materials:
You can use cotton, canvas, cork, or vinyl. The options are only limited to your imagination (and you're machine's ability) :)

Material and Hardware requirements:

  • Exterior material (1/2 yard) recommend canvas, waterproof canvas, cork, vinyl,
  • Lining material (1/2 yard) recommend cotton woven or waterproof canvas,
  • Accent material (1/4 yard) optional. Can also use exterior material.,
  • Interfacing (depending on fabric chosen; see cutting chart),
  • Woven (SF101 or equivalent),
  • Decovil Light (or equivalent),
  • Decovil Heavy (10" by 2" strip for base),
  • 1" Strap Webbing,
  • If making 2 fixed straps, 56" length (Two at 28" each),
  • If making 1 adjustable strap, 60" length,
  • Zipper, #5 size,
  • 6.5", (2) 8", 13" (1 yard if using zipper tape; sub-cut as noted, will have .5" left over),
  • Four zipper pulls,
  • Optional Hardware:-
  • 1/2" D-ring or lobster clasp,
  • 8mm double cap rivets (4-10, per your preference),
  • If making the crossbody strap, will need: (2) 1" D-ring/Triangle Rings, (2) 1" Lobster Clasps, and (1) 1" Adjuster Bar.

The pdf pattern:
This download comes with written instructions for each step along with coordinating photos. Full-size pattern template pieces are also included, however it's not necessary to print them as all measurements are included in the cutting chart. So if you don't have a printer at home, this pattern works great for you.

Please note that this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download it immediately after check out.