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Holiday Weekend Tote

Added Mar 13, 2012

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...






Tote made using Amy Butler’s Weekender Travel Bag pattern. Easy pattern to work with, but rather expensive to make. Went through approximately 9 needles stitching through all the required layers too. I may have saved myself some frustration had I used the suggested width of cording. All in all happy with the results. Was a little magical when I finaly turned it right side out to view. May even make another.

Material Notes

Heavy weight upholstery fabric, Peltex, green linen for pocket lining and interior, green piping




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    Apr 27, 2013, 10.49 PMby peaches2218

    If you make continuous bias tape, you barely need any fabric at all to get five yards of bias strips! Once upon a time I found a yardage calculator on a quilting blog, but I have no idea where now. Your bag is fabulous, and I actually really like the subtlely of the piping rather than cording, which is a lot more noticeable.

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    Mar 16, 2012, 09.23 AMby joost52

    This is amazing! Have to make me one of these :)

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    Mar 14, 2012, 01.55 AMby mrsevande

    this bag looks like a must have. And you did a surpurb job!!! I think I am going to make one this summer for all those weekends out ;)

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    Mar 13, 2012, 09.09 PMby unahowe

    Great Job on the BAG. I have the pattern and stopped at the cording, because I did not want to make cording. But since I seen your bag I will get busy and make some cording (not that hard)!!!

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      Mar 13, 2012, 11.18 PMby rifka

      I used some basic piping (smaller than called for), but found some upholstery cording later that I wish I would have used. You’ll need five yards of it and to make it yourself on the bias can get pricey. I suggest saving yourself the trouble and buying some! Good luck.

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      Mar 15, 2012, 03.12 AMby unahowe

      Thank U for the advice. Great Job and thanks for the inspirations.

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    Mar 13, 2012, 08.47 PMby step-van-b

    What a great weekender. Would love to have one like that.

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    Mar 13, 2012, 04.12 PMby Elizabeth Defrain-Krausche

    very nice!

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    Mar 13, 2012, 12.37 PMby prettysewinggirl

    Beautiful! Wow, great work!! I’m putting such a bag on my sewing wish list :)

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    Mar 13, 2012, 07.23 AMby tambasmall

    Looks great!

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    Mar 13, 2012, 04.22 AMby smallone

    oh my this is just soooo great!! Inspired fabric choice and worth all those needle sacrifices.

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    Mar 13, 2012, 02.07 AMby neenkster

    what a gorgeous bag!

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