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Added Dec 29, 2008

by leighr

Pittsburgh, Penn...






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.

Material Notes

cotton canvas, cotton weave, vinyl, zippers, seat belt strapping, interfacing





Amy Butler Weekender Pattern

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    Dec 30, 2008, 12.59 PMby emilyjune83

    I love the fabrics you have used and the alterations made are very clever and practical.

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    Dec 29, 2008, 08.49 AMby cat

    Nice bag, love the fabric choice, it puts an edge to it (so far,only seen this pattern done in way too much coordinated flower fabrics). Looks nice even without the piping.I’d like to put my hands on this pattern…

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