I whipped up the first Traveling Bag before our trip to Portland and Seattle a few years ago. I wanted something basic and tough, small enough to pass as a purse, but big enough to hold maps and a travel book. I think it's perfect for that. It's since been on several trips and conveniently fits all my notes and jotted-down plans (and snacks, because I always take snacks) without looking "touristy." In fact, it is so perfect for me that I use it as my everyday purse as well.
I even made a slightly modified one for my other sister one Christmas.
Anyway, time to finally share it with the rest of you! I've put the whole tutorial together in the pdf linked below, two instruction pages and two illustration pages.
Traveling Bag Tutorial PDF!
I hope you like it! And if there are any issues/questions, please let me know!