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Leftie-Rightie Square Overnight Bag

Design-hack Simplicity's pretty overnight bag #2274 by making your own custom top piece with this leftie-rightie square pattern.

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Step 1

GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Overnight-size bag.


  • EZ Quilting™ Leftie-Rightie Square 4.5" Ruler
  • Simplicity Overnight Bag Pattern #2274 (see Supply List to order)
  • General sewing supplies
  • Quilting thread to match fabrics
  • Rotary cutter
  • Mat
  • Ruler


  • 5 coordinating fabrics: 1 fat eighth of each for patchwork
  • Gray solid fabric: 1-5/8 yds (bag body and pockets)
  • Gold solid fabric: 1-5/8 yds for Lining
  • Gray print fabric: 1/2 yd for handles
  • Batting: Crib size
  • Jute webbing: 3-1/2" wide 3-3/4 yds
  • 22" sport zipper
  • 12" all-purpose zipper

From each of the 5 coordinating fabrics, use the Leftie-Rightie Square ruler to cut 6 – 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares for a total of 30 squares.

Follow the directions in the Simplicity Overnight Bag Pattern #2274 to cut out the pieces for the overnight bag, lining and batting.

All seams are sewn right sides together with 1/4" seam allowance. The overnight bag assembly seams are sewn right sides together with 1/2" seam allowance.

Step 2

On the right side of the gray bag body, mark a positioning line 3" away from the cut edge of both of the short sides.

With right sides together, place one of the 2" x 7" patchwork sections along one of the positioning lines so that most of the patchwork section extends beyond the cut edge of the bag body. Stitch 1/4" from the raw edge of the 2" x 7" patchwork section.

Press under 1/4" along the opposite unsewn length of the 2" x 7" patchwork section. Flip the patchwork section down over the bag body so that the wrong side of patchwork is lying against the right side of bag body. Press the patchwork section so that it lays flat and pin it into place.

Stitch the patchwork section onto the bag body close to the folded edge. Press.

Sew the second 2" x 7" patchwork section to the opposite side of the bag body in the same manner.

Step 3

Follow the pattern instructions to complete the overnight bag.

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