I went away last weekend and got to use my Amy Butler Weekender Travel bag for the first time! I actually finished this bag a little while ago but just realised I hadn't blogged about it all.
The bag was made mainly from my Chicopee scraps leftover from my feathers quilt - I even used the off cuts from the back of the quilt for the zip panel.
I made a smaller feather from the Anna Maria Horner pattern for the front pocket and used one of the fabulous panels from Cat and Vee for the other sideI made these small plus blocks to use as the pockets for my Weekender Bag, using the measurements by Rachael (Wooden Spoon) on flickr.
The only modification I made to the Weekender bag was to make the straps longer so they were about 60" (which was the WOF of the denim) rather than the 48" in the pattern. This was my first time making piping and it wasn't nearly as tricky as I thought it would be...
But I did manage to go use up a whole pack of denim needles sewing up this bag as there are quite a few layers to get through!
As well as the Weekender bag support group on flickr, there are plenty of great tips in the Weekender sew-along hosted by Love by Hand, Modern Handcraft and Chrissy at Sew Lux (who BTW made the fabulous version Camille had on her trip out here to Australia recently).
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory.