Reisende Bag



This bag is available in 3 different sizes, from purse-sized all the way through a large bag perfect for your carry-on luggage! A buckle and purse hardware make this a snazzy bag, and add some optional piping for added visual interest.

Click here to read more details about this sewing pattern, and to see photos of all the tester bags!

Finished Size:

  • small 14” long x 9” tall x 4” deep (35.5cm long x 22.8cm tall x 10cm deep)
  • medium 17” long x 11” tall x 5” deep (43cm long x 28cm tall x 12.7cm deep)
  • large 19” long x 12” tall x 5” deep (48.25cm long x 30.5cm tall x 12.7cm deep)



  • 1 yard (0.9 metre) of Exterior Fabric
  • 1 yard (0.9 metre) of Lining Fabric
  • 1 yard (0.9 metre) of solid fabric (quilting cotton or leather) for piping, straps, and accents
  • 3/4 yard (0.7 metre) of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, Bosal In-R-Form, or automotive headliner; if using Flex Foam, it is only 20” wide so please purchase 2 yards, or 1.8 metre)
  • 3 yards (2.75 metre) of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible)
  • Optional: 1/4 yard (0.25 metre) of Pellon Peltex #71F one-sided fusible ultra-firm interfacing (for a firm bottom)
  • Four 1” wide (2.5cm) metal buckles
  • Four 1” wide (2.5cm) metal rectangles
  • Optional: 4 purse feet
  • Two 12” regular zippers (30.5cm)
  • One handbag zipper (24” for small, or 30” for medium and large, or 60cm and 76cm respectively)For optional piping:
  • 2 yards (1.8 metre) of 5/32” cotton cording (I use Dritz Cable Cord) – 2-2/3 yards needed for size large
  • 2 yards (1.8 metre) of 1/2” (1.25cm) wide Pellon Wonder Under fusible web tape (or washable glue stick)

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This listing is for a pdf pattern and a paper pattern, not the actual finished bag. Upon purchase of pdf pattern, pdf sewing pattern will be immediately delivered to your e-mail address.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 6 x 9 x .5 in
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