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April 1, 2024 by
Casey Unrein

We are so excited to announce our brand-new pattern, Night and Day!

Learn more about this Mini Tote and Purse combo in the Introduction video below and find out what you need to make this project in our "A Closer Look" video HERE.



This versatile set of bags makes it easy to quickly change your look, night or day!

The Purse has one slip and two zippered compartments to separate and organize all your essentials.

Carry it over the shoulder or crossbody using the adjustable, detachable strap. Or detach the strap and carry the Purse as a clutch.

The Purse may be carried on its own or it may be used inside the Tote as an organizer!

The Mini Tote features handles and a tie closure. It is reversible for two fun looks: a quilted side or a non-quilted side with a welt pocket. The Purse’s carrying strap may also be attached to the rings on the Tote.






The Purse.

Size: 6½”H x 10½” to 12½”W x 4¾”D

What makes this purse unique are its many compartments. Two zippered compartments allow you to store items securely while a middle slip compartment lets you drop items in quickly and provides easy “grabbable” access.

A magnetic flap closure keeps everything snug and can provide a cute place to embroider a logo or monogram, or stitch on a leather label. (See our ByA leather labels!)

D-Ring hardware is used on either end of the purse so you can attach or detach a strap and wear the purse however best suits your needs.

Without the strap, the purse could be carried as a clutch or thrown into a larger bag (such as the Mini Tote in this pattern) as a way to contain smaller items.

The Mini Tote.

Size: 9”H x 11” to 16”W x 6”D

This mini tote is not only the perfect size for carrying books, skeins of yarn, knitting supplies, toys, and more— it’s reversible!

We love choosing fun fabrics for the outside and inside so we can mix up the look. The outside is quilted and the inside is not, which also lets you further play with which fabrics you might use and the look you might go for.

The welt pocket is on the unquilted inside. You could choose a contrasting zipper to show it off or a matching zipper to make the pocket appear more subtle. This zippered pocket is great for storing keys, coins, small treasures, personal hygiene items, and more.

The same detachable strap on the Mini Purse can also be used with the hardware on the Mini Tote to be carried in the manner you choose. Soft handles on the Mini Tote also allow for other carrying options.



Ready to get started? It’s time to gather your supplies! You can find the Supply List with all of its size and amount specifications on the back of the pattern. Or, click on the "Supply List" tab when you're viewing the pattern on our website.


Products we recommend having on hand:



As with all of our new patterns, we’ve filmed a helpful video for Night and Day to ease you through the more unique aspects of this pattern.

The Add-on Video™ tutorial for Night and Day will help with these steps:

  • Introduction
  • Bird's Eye View
  • Purse: III-F. Join Compartments and Attach Zipper Slides
  • Purse: III-G. Finish Purse
  • Mini Tote: IV-A. Prepare Zippered Welt Pocket
  • Mini Tote: V-A. Join the Tote Exterior and Interior

A coupon for your Add-on Video will arrive with your physical pattern. Use that code at checkout to receive the video at no cost. You can access the video when you log in to your Digital Library.

You will enjoy sewing along with Annie as you work on this project. Watch and rewind as much as you want!



Intimidated by zippers?


Not feeling 100% about sewing with mesh or fold-over elastic?


New to ByAnnie patterns?


Frustrated with binding?

Watch the EASY DOES IT Add-on VIDEO

Find more tutorials and resources in our “Digital Library!” Don’t forget to log in!


Let us know in the comments what makes you most excited about Night and Day!

Before purchasing the pattern on our website, support your local quilt shop to see if they are carrying this pattern in stock! While you’re at it, ask if they’re planning any Night and Day classes in the future. There’s nothing quite like sewing with friends.

For more inspiration, be sure to join our email list and follow us on social media! We’re @PatternsByAnnie on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. We also have a fantastic Youtube channel where you can watch our recorded live streams and find project ideas. Submit your ByAnnie project photos to our Monthly Photo Contest for a chance to win a $50 ByAnnie coupon!

----Happy Stitching!

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