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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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    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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