Introducing: Travel Essentials 2.0

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Introducing: Travel Essentials 2.0

We are so excited to announce our brand-new updated pattern, Travel Essentials 2.0!

Learn more about this handy organizer in the Introduction video below and find out what you need to make this project in our A Closer Look video HERE.


Carry the essentials in style in this handy Travel Essentials 2.0 set that includes a handy fold-up organizer and a bonus hot tools sleeve.

They’ll keep your essentials organized at home or on the road!

The Organizer has mesh and vinyl pockets for visible storage. A deep zippered pocket on the bottom on the inside is perfect for larger items. A zippered pocket on the outside conceals a Hanging Strap that enables the Organizer to be hung from a rod or hook.

A coordinating Hot Tools Sleeve has two compartments, including an outer pocket for cords.

Organizer: 27½"H x 12"W when open, 9"H x 12"W x 3"D when closed.

Hot Tools Sleeve: 13½"H x 6"W.



Travel Essentials 2.0 is an update of our popular Travel Essentials pattern which was released in 2013.

In addition to greatly improving the illustrations and layout, we added a hanging strap, an exterior zippered pocket, and reduced the visible stitching lines on the outside.

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

Since the Travel Essentials 2.0 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.


This organizer provides many great ways to organize toiletries, but what if there aren’t any travel plans in the works?

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

  • Sewing Retreat — pack thread, notions, snips, and more!
  • College graduation — this toiletry bag is a dorm bathroom essential!
  • Makeup — store makeup and easily access it when you unroll this bag or hang it from a hook.
  • Art/Craft supplies — watercolor brushes, gum arabic, erasers, colored pencils, ink pads, scrapbooking glue, and more could be easily stored and transported in this bag.
  • Camping — organize first aid, medications, sunscreen, matches, and other small camping or car items.


Travel Essentials 2.0 comes with instructions for an accompanying Hot Tools Sleeve. Tuck an iron or hair straightener in the main sleeve compartment and keep the cord managed by slipping it into the pocket on the front of the sleeve.

You could also use the sleeve for storing a mini iron, brushes, combs, or other larger items.


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 Travel Essentials 2.0 to ease you through the more unique aspects of this pattern.

The Add-on Video™ tutorial for Travel Essentials 2.0 will help with these steps:

  • Introduction
  • Bird's Eye View
  • IV-D-3. Attach Zipper to Pocket E Top
  • IV-D-4. Attach Zipper to Pocket E Body
  • IV-D-5. Attach Pocket E Bottom and Bind
  • V-F. Attach Pocket E

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 Travel Essentials 2.0.

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 Travel Essentials 2.0 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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