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Cafe au Lait Travel Bag

Added May 18, 2013

by domestic-div...

Orange County, C...






I rarely make a bag without exterior open pockets but this is an exception. Items stored on the face of the bag only invite pickpockets at busy airports, so two zippered pockets are the only outside storage with this creation. But inside is an entirely different matter. The walls of the bag are well organized leaving the interior’s center open for big bulky items. I’ve constructed my palm tree theme lining with pockets for all my needs. I even built in a pocket for my iPad. A real convenience to this bag is the luggage sleeve which allows the bag to rest on your suitcase handle, not on your shoulder. I used a lot of topstitching and other details to give this bag a sleek designer look. Considering it’s made of vinyl, it has a very upscale vibe, I think. Get the tutorial by clicking on “Cafe” below.

Material Notes

Vinyl, cotton, fleece




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type


Cafe au Lait Travel Bag

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    Jan 28, 2015, 09.50 PMby lvgmodel1

    such a beautiful bag, and love the stitching! i have that same stitch on my machine, so nice to see it in action lol

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    May 25, 2013, 11.45 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    most adorable bag! very stylish, chic and lovely!!!

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    May 19, 2013, 09.53 PMby Zsuzso

    Very nice bag. Great tutorial as well. I’ve never sewn with vinyl.

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      May 20, 2013, 12.11 AMby domestic-divaonline

      Sewing with vinyl can be tricky but I’ve included tips in the tute on how to get through it. Thanks for your comment!

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    May 19, 2013, 01.46 PMby orchiddream

    Wow, DD, that’s a good looking bag! You’re right, it does have a very upscale vibe. It’s custom!

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    May 19, 2013, 01.35 PMby Mary Athey

    this is gorgeous, its so well made and looks so good x

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    May 19, 2013, 03.18 AMby kisses

    Very stylish and useful…nicely done

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    May 18, 2013, 09.57 PMby liliv-1

    It’s a great bag, stylish and functional! Thanks for the tutorial link:)

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    May 18, 2013, 07.13 PMby Slotaby

    Very nice! The luggage sleeve is a great idea!

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