Saturday, 23 August 2014

Weekender

A little while ago, a number of us got together and started making the Amy Butler Weekender bag.  Its a decent size bag, great for an overnight bag (probably not for me, I always take too much stuff when going away!!).  It sat here in bits for a while, then I decided I needed to sew something for me, and chose to finish this up.  I went for Gracie Girl fabrics by Lori Holt:

 
I also decided I wanted a zippy pocket somewhere on the outside, and ended up putting one in between the handles on one side.  I thought about doing on the other, but then thought I only needed one to put keys etc in:
 
 
I even remembered to put my own 'designer' label on!
 
 
And, here it is all finished.  Without piping!  I found it was quite thick to sew, and with the piping I just couldn't get that close.  I've put piping on the pocket.
 
 
I really enjoyed making this bag up!

8 comments:

barb's creations said...

Beautiful bag, love the idea of adding a zipper to one of the side pockets :) Barb.

helbel19 said...

Great bag Sarah, you have done well.

KaHolly said...

It is very pretty, Sarah. Smart to add the zippered pocket. I probably would have left off the piping, too. I've been considering purchasing this pattern. Would you make another?

Noela said...

It looks great Sarah. Love Miss Gracie fabric. Hugs.....

Susan said...

Look s great - but I would probably think too small for a weekend too - if you had two pockets you would never remember which one you put the key in anyway!!
love the fabrics.

Rosa said...

It`s absolutely beautiful!

Jeanette said...

A very lovely bag Sarah. Hugs,xx

Anthea said...

the bag is a gorgeous make, Sarah... I would struggle with the piping too... great fabrics... now you need to test it out by having an overnighter somewhere!