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Weekender Bag

Added Oct 7, 2007

by gloriana

Houston, Texas, ...






A large, sturdy bag that’s just the right size for short trips.

Material Notes

1 5/8 yards of Amy Butler “lotus” fabric for the exterior; 2 1/2 yards of heavyweight home dec cotton for the lining; 2 1/2 yards of heavyweight interfacing;
30″ heavyweight plastic separating double-sided zipper




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    Oct 11, 2007, 03.30 AMby shielaimbao

    i love your bag, it’s so cute!!! I have a similar fabric, I was planning to use it for a dress…hmmm… i think i will make a bag instead. good job:)

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    Oct 9, 2007, 09.46 PMby gloriana

    Katrena, yours is so cute! :)

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    Oct 8, 2007, 07.09 AMby elainemay

    wow— i hadn’t seen this bag before, so i looked up the pattern. i have to say, i like your rendition even better than the original! i love the side pockets you added, and the rounded shape.

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    Oct 7, 2007, 07.05 PMby petchy

    I love it!! good job!! :)

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    Oct 7, 2007, 06.26 PMby katrena

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    Oct 7, 2007, 04.21 PMby jj1

    Thank you, Gloriana Oh my, I hope Amy Butler doesn’t use Timtex for every parts. That stuff is very stiff. I hate working with Timtex. Heavyweight sew-in interfacing sounds good to me.

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    Oct 7, 2007, 02.15 PMby gloriana

    I would say this is an intermediate pattern, simply because of all the steps and the perseverance it takes to work with the piping, the interfacing, etc. I didn’t use the Timtex – I went for heavyweight sew-in interfacing instead – and I also omitted the piping around the long edges of the bag. Both these steps made it significantly easier to complete.

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    Oct 7, 2007, 01.18 PMby jj1

    I always want to sew this bag. Yours came out wonderful. Was it hard to sew? I have heard that this is not an easy pattern to sew. By the way, I love Any Butler’s fabric and her pattern too. I have made curtains and slip cover from her fabrics.

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    Oct 7, 2007, 12.36 PMby gloriana

    Yep – this is Amy Butler’s “Weekender Bag” pattern. I bought mine locally, but sells a lot of her patterns. Thanks for the nice comments! :)

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    Oct 7, 2007, 11.35 AMby fashion1

    looks so cool with this fabric, i want to have one too! did you use a pattern?

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