Added Dec 29, 2008
This is my slightly modified version of the Amy Butler Weekender.
It was made in two nights as a rush for a trip in September, so I left out the piping specified in the original directions. I used seat belt strapping instead of making the straps, as it tends to be stronger and is a good width to make carrying bags comfortable.
I added a zippered interior pocket and divided interior patch pocket, and added a zipper to the front exterior pocket and zipper pulls on the two-way zipper on the top. I also added an additional bottom panel made of patent vinyl so the bag could be dragged through airports without getting too grimy.
I used lighter-weight interfacing than the pattern specified because I wanted to make sure the bag could be collapsed appropriately to fit under an airplane seat.
cotton canvas, cotton weave, vinyl, zippers, seat belt strapping, interfacing
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