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« on: December 25, 2008 08:33:41 PM »

I had big plans this year for finishing off all of my Christmas presents with time to spare, but it didn't quite turn out as perfectly as I had planned Smiley

It took me until 8pm on Christmas Eve to finish off this Weekender Bag. The Christmas Eve event started at 7pm so I was a little bit late haha.

I used Amy Butler's Weekender Bag pattern and her Lacework in brown fabric:


And brown piping:


The inside is a decorator weight fabric from Ikea. Since the outside fabric was a regular cotton, I wanted to make it more durable. There is also a layer of heavy weight iron on interfacing adhered to the lining:


One modification that I made was to lengthen the straps. It's for a relative who is going on a trip in the New Year so I thought that it'd be easier to lug around with longer straps. Also, I split the pockets on the front (by sewing a seam up the middle) so that there would be 6 pockets on the outside, instead of 4.


Finished just in the nick of time, but I'm happy with how it turned out in the end Wink
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008 08:42:42 PM »

Beautiful!!!  I love that fabric!

Now if I could ever finish my weekender! Smiley 
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2008 08:49:40 PM »

Gorgeous bag! It's so well made!
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2008 10:03:45 PM »

Beautiful Bag.... I hear that her patterns are really complicated.. I am to scared to try. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2008 10:06:24 PM »

Beautiful Bag.... I hear that her patterns are really complicated.. I am to scared to try. 

I've heard the same, but everyone's bags always looks so gorgeous. I love the fabric of this bag, it makes for a great shabby chic look.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2008 01:14:56 AM »

Wow, that's gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2008 05:40:09 AM »

I agree....WOW!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2008 06:52:42 AM »

This is fantastic! You did a wonderful job with the piping, too. I like your modifications - I think longer straps would be perfect for a carry-on bag.
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2008 08:47:19 AM »

That is gorgeous!  Am I correct in thinking- you gave this as a gift?  Wow, if so, what a LUCKY ducky recipient!
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008 09:15:21 AM »

That is beautiful!!!  You did a fabulous job on it.
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