09 December 2014

A Weekender Bag

Wow I have not blogged in a while once again.  Sorry about that.  Things got really crazy at the end of November with our relocation to Brisbane Australia.  We are here and finally have a place sorted to stay for the next year so I thought I should jump on and share a few things that I finished up right before my sewing machine got packed up.  

I am not sure what I was thinking when I choose the Weekender Bag to make and carry on the plane. Should of started it ages ago but nope waited to last minute.  I have to say this is the hardest bag I have made to date and I am so happy that it turned out.  I was sure it was going to look really bad but it turned out that the pattern just looks intimidating.  I followed the pattern step by step and did not try to rush (even through I have been in a rush all week).

Now when I picked this pattern up months ago I so wanted to make it all patchwork like I have seen all over the Internet but I don't know if I will be able to make it look as lovely as everyone.  For my bag I used a home deco fabric from Joann's and used pre-made piping since I was on a very tight deadline.  The lining is High Society by ModKid Studio for Joann's.  I love the pop of pink on the inside and the handles.

I did not find the layers to be to bad to sew through.  The instructions tell you to cut away a lot of the bulk from the seams (which I did) and I think that made a real difference.  I used Annie's Soft and Stable for the main panels and it gave it great structure.  The worst part of the project was hand sewing the lining mostly because I don't do a lot of hand sewing but over all it was not really too terrible.

Now once I am all set back up in Australia I think I will have to make another one of these and try my hand at a patchwork version and see if I can make it look as pleasing as some of the other bloggers; like Elizabeth @ Oh Fransson or Angie@ Gnome Angle.  These are two of my favorite versions of the Weekender.

I have a few other projects to share with you but I will have to save them for another day as it is time to take the pups for a walk.  They just got released from quarantine and are stressed and tired. 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 



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  3. Glad to hear you made it to Australia Abby! I look forward to keeping up with you via your blog. Nice job on the bag! Can't wait to see the patchwork version.