Flamingo weekender travel bag

Added Jul 21, 2013

by emlj

Norwich, United ...

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Used the AmyButler weekender bag pattern as I wanted some fun hand luggage for a trip to Vegas!
The pattern is great, very straight forward however the materials and the absolute mountain of interfacing required made it a very pricey project indeed. Although now it’s done totally worth as it feel very sturdy. Plastic false bottom also helps it keep shape. The pattern comes with a warning that it can be tricky due to so many layers etc but it wasn’t actually as bad as most people on blogs made out. Worst parts were cutting out so many pieces and hand sewing all the lining. The actual construction is actually enjoyable. I did cheat and buy pre-made piping otherwise it would have taken forever…

I changed the inside so that there are lots of pockets for travel, ipad bit, phone holder, zip compartment and a document pocket inside. :) also put some cool little ‘luggage feet’ on the bottom.

I hope it holds up!!

Material Notes

Cotton
Interfacing
Plastic templating

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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Unisex
Garment Type
Accessories

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    Jul 22, 2013, 06.22 PMby dabura

    Great project and realization!!! Congrats :)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 09.57 AMby Ivanamania

    great job! the flamingos are perfect to make this bag fun and stylish!

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    Jul 22, 2013, 01.09 AMby noo222

    So fabulous! I’m in the planning stages of the little sister Sophia bag – hope mine is half as awesome as yours!

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      Jul 22, 2013, 06.14 AMby emlj

      That’s kind of you, happy Sophia sewing :-)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 12.05 AMby perilsp

    You’ve done such a superb job!

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      Jul 22, 2013, 06.12 AMby emlj

      Thank you x

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    Jul 21, 2013, 04.50 PMby jigdancer

    Great Fabric choice! I made the Weekender about 5 years ago, used it lots, spilled stuff on it, got is dirty dragging it through airports and it washes up like its brand new. I bet a Louis Vuitton couldn’t do that!

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      Jul 21, 2013, 04.51 PMby emlj

      Amazing! Glad to know its tried and tested, hope this one last as long x

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    Jul 21, 2013, 04.02 PMby Mary Athey

    wow!! amazing bag, i love your fabric and the work you’ve put in show’s as it’s gorgeous x

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      Jul 21, 2013, 04.27 PMby emlj

      Thanks Mary :-)

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