Tag Archives: Weekend Travel Bag

August Birthdays

11 Aug

My sister and one of my sisters-in-law have birthdays this month, so I have been sewing and knitting a few items to include in their birthday packages.

I made another Heather Ross Everything Tote using decor -weight fabric from Alexander Henry’s Copenhagen.  I love this print since it reminds me of something I would find by Marimekko. I picked this up at JP Knit and Stitch earlier in the summer and think I need get a bit more.  For the lining, I used a print from Anna Maria Horner’s Chocolate Lollipop from my stash.

   

With the extra fabric, I made a little weekend travel bag. I know the zipper and the lining don’t really match, but I used what I had in the house.  I still think it works together.

   

I also knit another pair of Fetching Wrist Warmers in cream using one ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.

  

For my sister, I sewed a Wiksten Tank Top in cotton voile from AMH’s Innocent Crush.

You can’t really tell in this photo, but the top has such a nice drape in the voile.  I’m tempted to make one for myself.  I suppose it is a good thing my sister and I live almost two thousand miles away from each other, so we wouldn’t have to worry about being seen together wearing the same top.  Oh, the horror!

After seeing Genevieve’s adorable bag after I finished teaching my sewing class last week, I was inspired to make not only one but two reversible bags using this pattern.

I added two pockets on the inside and used fabric from Aneela Hoey’s Sherbert Pips for the lining.

  

For the other bag, I used decor-weight fabric by Ty Pennington.

I let H. and J. pick out the lining from my stash.  They unanimously chose Lotus Full Moon Polka Dot by Amy Butler. 

 

   

I didn’t check the test square until I had already cut out fabric for two bags (tisk tisk).  My print out was about a inch smaller than it should have been.  Sewing with smaller seam allowances didn’t remedy the matter either.  I went ahead and sewed the two reversible bags. One will go to my sister and the other will go in my gift pile.

I want to make a larger one, so I’ll be adding that to my ever growing sewing queue.

 

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Travel Bags

23 Nov

I am in full holiday gift-giving-production mode.  Not to long ago, I made some weekend travel bags from Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing to give away as presents.  These are so quick and easy that I have decided to make a more for the upcoming holidays.  I finished two this evening.

For both bags, I used Amy Butler home decor weight fabric.

For the inside of this one, I used fabric from Erin McMorris’s Wildwood series.  To make sure the trees were right side up on both sides, I cut two pieces of fabric and seamed them together instead of cutting the lining on the fold as the instructions directed.  I did the same for the main fabric on the other bag.

I’m planning to give these to H.’s homeroom teachers at school, unless I don’t end up keeping them for myself (which is tempting!)