Introducing: Get Out of Town 2.1

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Introducing: Get Out of Town 2.1

We are so excited to announce our brand-new updated pattern, Get Out of Town 2.1!

Learn more about our smallest-sized travel duffle in the Introduction video below and find out what you need to make this project in our A Closer Look video HERE.


Functional yet stylish, this sturdy duffle bag carries everything you need for a weekend trip — and easily fits in the overhead bin or under the forward seat.

The full-zippered top allows easy access to all your gear and a variety of pockets inside and out keep everything organized and close at hand.

A comfortable adjustable carrying strap with pad and quick-grab handles make it convenient for all sorts of travel.

The finished bag measures 10"H x 16"W x 7"D.


Get Out of Town 2.1 is an update of our popular Get Out of Town, Get Out of Town 2.0, and Get Out of Town II patterns which were released in 2014, 2017, and 2021 respectively.

The new 2.1 version doesn’t change the design of the bag, but we’ve changed a number of dimensions and rearranged the steps to make the pattern easier to read and follow.

We also filmed an Add-on Video to help you with the more unique or challenging aspects of the pattern.

Since the Get Out of Town 2.1 pattern includes a coupon to get the Add-On Video at no charge, we would recommend that you purchase the new and improved version of the pattern.


We have a variety of different duffle bag patterns at and just because Get Out of Town 2.1 is the smallest doesn’t mean it packs any less of a punch! (See our Travel Bag Comparison Chart here.)

    Here are a few ideas for ways you can use this functional travel bag:

  • Sewing Retreat— pack fabrics, tools and supplies, an iron, and more!
  • Weekender— there’s the perfect amount of space for packing clothes, toiletries, and anything else you might need on a weekend out of town.
  • Baby— whether it’s an overnight bag for a parent at the hospital or a way to carry all of a little one’s needs, this duffle has you covered.

Let us know in the comments if you can think of other ways you might use this handy duffle!


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 Get Out of Town 2.1 to ease you through the more unique aspects of this pattern.

The Add-on Video™ tutorial for Get Out of Town 2.1 will help with these steps:

  • Introduction
  • Bird's Eye View
  • V-G. Attach Handle
  • V-H. Attach Zipper
  • V-I. Join Ends to Bag Body Loop and Bind

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 how you would use Get Out of Town 2.1!

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 Get Out of Town 2.1 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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