The Ultimate Travel Bag!

You might have seen Caroline’s Post on SewCanShe.com on my first attempt (with her help) at Annie Unrein’s Ultimate Travel Bag!  Both of us took the Craftsy.com class helping through this thorough and thoughtful pattern.  It took two very experience sewers two full days and some ripping out to accomplish the finished project, but isn’t the result fabulous?

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This project is perfect for large-scale prints in your stash.  I love Tula Pink’s fabrics.  The bag above is made from Sprout in Midnight and Lantern in Meadow from her Moonshine collection.  This bag now belongs to Caroline!

Since March, I’ve gotten jiggy making Ultimate Travel Bags.

My daughter received the second bag. She chose fabrics fromTula Pink’s Tabby Road Collection.  Specifically, we used Disco Kitty in Blue Bird for the main fabric and Fur Ball in Blue Bird for the contrast.

I made the next one for me (although it might get gifted – it’s still a secret).  This one turned out better than the first two because I tightened the tension on the interior binding.  This gives the bag a more defined shape.

Note the inside mesh pockets and all of the raw edges are covered!

The fourth bag (below) is a graduation gift.  I used Amy Butler fabric from my stash for this one.  I also found the ideal spot for monogramming.

I love the way the yellow looks on the inside.

The fabric for the fifth bag is from Tula Pink’s Moonshine Collection.  The tighter quilting gives the bag a shape that I find too defined.  I won’t do that again.

Here’s what’s coming next…

 

Interested in making one of these bags?  Let me know what you think!

 

 

 

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