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Travel bags for ModCloth Handmade Contest

Added Dec 9, 2010

by Nessa *

Adelaide, Australia






These travel duffles are so roomy, beautiful, and comply with most carry-on luggage size limits. I take mine every time i travel, and decided to make some as Christmas presents for my friends and family this year.
They have two external pockets, and hard-weaing chunky zips. The external fabric, wool batting, and lining are quilted together for strength, and the handles have upholsters jute-webbing inside so they can handle any load. All internal seams are finished with Hong-Kong-style binding.
The purple one is for my Mum, who is going on a cruise mid-January, and the periwinkle one is for my friend, who loves weekends away.
These bags look great on their own, and especially with a great dress and heels!

Material Notes

Cotton outer and lining (Amy Butler fabrics for outer)
Chunky zippers
100% wool batting
Upholsters jute-webbing
Metal D-rings




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Wool

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    Feb 16, 2017, 10.44 AMby millicater

    Anyone who travels often would want to have these roomy bags. No matter what is his destination, he will need a language which is easy to carry with him and also spacious to put in it all his necessary things. For example, the Beavers Bend Couples Cabins have great offers this time of the year and anyone who is interested in relaxing for a few days in the nature should visit this area.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 12.48 AMby elisabethdavis

    these are amazing ! did you use a pattern?

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.48 AMby Becky Botello

    I want one , Friends? =] They are very beautiful , nice choice of fabrics , makes me want to make one.

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    Dec 10, 2010, 07.47 AMby zaarissima

    absolutly wonderful Travel bags! May I ask you what pattern you have used?

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    Dec 10, 2010, 05.08 AMby revivalfabrics

    great looking bags! A nice departure from the usual solid color travel bags

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    Dec 10, 2010, 02.17 AMby nessys

    These are great! That Amy Butler fabric is wonderful – I am sure they will be treasured by your Mum & friend!

    You should have modeled them with your new dress and heels!! Hey – did you get the Amy B in Adelaide or off the net?

    Fab job Darl! xx

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      Dec 10, 2010, 03.26 AMby Nessa *

      Thanks Nessy. I order lots of fabric online via etsy. My favourite shop for cotton is:
      http://www.etsy.com/shop/anthemfabrics?ref=seller_info. The owner, Anita, is so friendly and packages only take a week to arrive, right to your door.
      I can get Amy Butler etc for AU$8- yard, while the same fabric costs $AU28- metre from an Australian shop!
      Best wishes for your Christmas and New Year. xox

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      Dec 10, 2010, 05.25 AMby nessys

      Wow that sounds fantastic – thanks for the link – I will definitely have to check it out! The place I used to get that sort of stuff closed down – and it was no where near that good a price!

      You have a lovely, safe holiday time Sweetie! xx

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    Dec 10, 2010, 01.59 AMby pink-cornelia

    they look so cool, I bet they will be happy with them

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