I've been working on an overnight bag the past few days. My son's first impression of the bag was that it looked 'old'. Well, that's exactly the look I was after...old-fashioned...vintage...
Here it is in different views. I edited the photos to give it an antique feel.
Doesn't that kind of remind you of Mary Poppins' carpet bag? I used upholstery tapestry fabric. First time I worked on a heavyweight fabric. It was quite hard sewing all the layers, especially slip stitching the lining to the main bag. But the important thing is that I've done it!
Finished bag size is 10"x18"x6". This bag is similar to logsio's funky travel bag (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42927.0
) but it is just a bit smaller and the shape is different. The process of making it is basically the same. I interfaced both outer fabric and lining so the bag is quite stiff. However, I wish I had template plastic to line the bottom. Well, next time....
Lastly, here is the bag in full colour.
Would appreciate comments!