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My Traveller's Bag

Added Jan 29, 2010

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






This is my Traveller’s Bag, made from Merita’s pattern. It’s a wonderful bag to make! I can fit heaps of stuff in it for uni. I lined it, added inside pockets and used herringbone strapping to make the straps. I really wanted to use chunky metal zipper instead of a plastic one, but they only sold really short ones for jeans at home.

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Material Notes

I salvaged this cotton twill from Red Cross – $2 for about 3 metres. According the label, it had ‘2 small holes along its length’. This provided some amusement at home, because when unfolded there were actually about six rather large rectangles cut right out in the middle. Weird, but funny! I think I’ll make a yoga bag out of the rest.




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  • Slika067_large

    Jan 23, 2011, 11.10 AMby taleska

    it’s a beautiful bag, it seems big enough and also very light, which is important. I don’t mind plastic zipper this time ’cause it fits with the colour. good work, I love it!

  • Cherrys_047_large

    Jan 29, 2010, 10.11 PMby nenasew

    Its super cute. What a great fabric find. I havent had that much luck at the thrift stores myself.

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    • Sitting_down_-_gloomy_large

      Jan 29, 2010, 11.23 PMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks! I had one really good day where I found about 10 metres of fabric in total. Ever since then I haven’t found a single scrap :(

  • L_095db9eadfb94b2bb475cf11b69278c6_large

    Jan 29, 2010, 01.27 PMby blythee

    very cute! Seeing you project makes me wanna try it too! great!

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