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The travelling bag (a last-minute christmas present)

Added Dec 30, 2009

by fly

Hamburg, Germany






I saw a similar bag in one of those magazines you get to read at a doctor’s or hairdresser’s or something. It seemed very simple to me so i decided to make one on my own. As I couldn’t remember the magazine’s name I created my own pattern. It really was very simple and I am glad and surprised by how great it turned out. Not perfect of course, but usable.

I made this bag on Dezember 23th as a cristmas present for my mum. She loved it.

Material Notes

some heavy-weight cotton




Garment Type

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  • Strickliesl_large

    Jan 2, 2010, 06.51 AMby buzzybee

    i love the fabric!

  • 100_3254_large

    Dec 31, 2009, 02.19 PMby cat6

    It is cute.. I want to do same, can u give the size of fabric pls? :=) thanks…

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    • Burda_4_large

      Jan 1, 2010, 09.10 PMby fly

      Thanks. I’m glad you like it.

      I cut out two discs, each one with a diameter of 34cm for the pieces at the bag’s side. The main piece is 64cm wide and circa 98,25cm long.
      The measurements include 2cm seam allowance at each side.

      Good luck with the project!

  • Lia_1_large

    Dec 31, 2009, 07.40 AMby liaspace

    what a cute looking bag….I got that same fabric :) ikea, eh? hihihihi…wonderful :)

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    • Burda_4_large

      Jan 1, 2010, 09.15 PMby fly

      Thanks. Yes, it’s ikea. I love their fabrics. Not only are they beautiful but great for beginners who want to experiment without spending a fortune on material.

  • Dsc_0028_large

    Dec 30, 2009, 11.05 PMby Passiona Cottee

    Great bag. Your choice of fabric pattern and contrast stripe for lining and straps work really well together and are spot on for a barrel/duffel bag!

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