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Jailhouse Rock Travelers Bag

Added Sep 9, 2010

by shiyra

San Diego, Calif...






I made this bag for my sister as she loves Elvis movies. I followed the basic instructions by Merita in the credit link attached.
I changed a few things. I had to shorten the length dimensions to fit the image. I also cut out lining pieces to match the sides, bottom and top pieces and I used fusible interfacing to stiffen it up. I used clear vinyl for the side pockets, folded down the top and sewed ribbon along the folded down edge.
I added a patch pocket with a zipper closure on the back lining piece. I sewed on the zipper to the two top pieces before sewing any other seams (because I dislike inserting zippers and didn’t want to mess up after constructing the whole bag).
I then sewed the pieces together as per Merita’s instructions. I enclosed the raw edges using strips of my lining fabric. Last touch was a prism shaped bead added to the zipper pull.

This bag was a bit floppier than I would have liked even with the added lining and interfacing. If I make it again I will use heavier weight fabric and/or interfacing. Otherwise, it worked out great and is easy to sew.

I also made a cosmetic bag to match.

Material Notes

Medium weight cotton for fashion and lining fabric.
Medium weight vinyl for pockets.
Medium weight fusible interfacing.
3/16" Ribbon.




Garment Type


Travelers Bag

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    Oct 12, 2010, 06.28 AMby cozywork


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    Sep 10, 2010, 06.41 AMby ilovepurple

    Love it!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 11.54 PMby zaarissima

    I like it very much!

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