22 August 2015

Weekender Bag 2.0 - One for me

So my first scaled down version of the Amy Butler Weekender Bag was for my mom, for her birthday and it turned out so well I had to make myself one.  I blogged about my mom's bag here.   I used my scrap bins and limited my palette to blues and greys to crate one for me.

I did all the quilting on my long arm.  Here is some close up of the quilting. 

This is the inside of the bag. I added pockets to the inside of this bag a row on each side. I hate just everything thrown in the bottom. 

I originally put an adjustable strap on this bag instead of handles   The strap placement made the bag fall to the side. So I unpicked the stitches and cut the strap down to make handles.  If you want to put in a strap I would recommend putting in a zipper that is just across the top so you can secure the strap a bit higher up the side to keep it from flipping.  I also noticed that for some reason I only used a 1/4" seam and the corners did not all catch. So I removed the lining and re-sewed the bag to have a 1/2" seam.  Works much better now. 

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