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Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag is done!

Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag is done!

Old 08-22-2015, 01:17 PM
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Default Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag is done!

Been wanting to make one of these for the longest time. It's a great bag but the pattern is very wonky. I was forever adjusting pieces to make them fit. It's very, very thick and stiff, plus has covered piping, so it's NOT FUN to sew. My daughter wants me to make one for her friend who is moving away, but I'm not looking forward to it! I will, however, enjoy having this bag for my short weekend trips. It's huge and will easily hold stuff for a weekend. It's serious luggage!
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:29 PM
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Well done on sticking with a difficult pattern....the result is lovely.

It looks the perfect weekend away bag.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:19 PM
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You did a great job on it, and the piping looks wonderful. Maybe it's time to teach the daughter to make her own gifts...
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Wow, you sure did a professional job on that bag! Just see a page of updates when I went searching did you see them? http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/produ...es.php?upd=wtb
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Beautiful. 2nd one is always easier.
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My friend sewed one of these and used a lighter interfacing. It still turned out great.
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Old 08-22-2015, 04:45 PM
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My friend sewed one of these and used a lighter interfacing. It still turned out great.

Edited: Thimblebug, thanks for that link. I plan on making one of my own in the near future.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:07 PM
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This is a beautiful bag! i admire your tenacity.....not sure I could have persevered! Hopefully the next bag will go together more smoothly. Be sure to share when it's completed!
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I love that you used her fabrics to make the bag. It made it so authentic! What a great weekender to take with you on visits.
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What a great looking bag!!! I bet is is lighter in weight than purchased ones too---great job! If it didn't look so hard I would love to try one of those!!
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