Sunday, 23 February 2014

Weekender Travel Bag for Barb

Saturday saw another gathering of the girls at Millrose in Ballan.
It also saw me delivering Barbs new
"Weekender Travel bag"
Pattern by Amy Butler

Barb and I are having a little one on one swap.
It's not due for a while but I wanted to take advantage of a chance to surprise Barb and deliver her new bag early. I also knew that Barb is going on a little Holiday soon so thought that she might like her bag before then. Barb LOVES red and white and after a little investigating I found out that she likes the new range of fabrics by Moda called "Midwinter Reds".  I couldn't decide on what prints to use so ran with the idea of playing with the Moda pre-cut Hexagons (a first for me).
 





Can you see what's on the pocket (below)?
They are little sewing people made with buttons etc.
I thought they were cute so I decided to use them for the lining of the outside pockets as well
 as the inside pocket.



This is my second Weekender Bag and this time I used a firm Bag Interfacing (my first one was just quilted panels).  I also got a wooden bottom cut to size and added feet on the bottom.


and here are both of my creations.
Same pattern and two totally different looks :o)


Enjoy your new bag Barb.
It was my pleasure to make for you.

hugs Sharon

26 comments:

  1. this was stunning Shaz such a beautiful bag and i knew straight away that Barb would love it,you do such an awesome job of these,well actually with everything you stitch,well done on a beautiful finish,and it was great to catch up with you too my clever friend.xx

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  2. The bag is gorgeous Sharon, you sure do an amazing job with the finishing! Love your Christmas block in the previous post too, you are doing needle turn like a pro!! xx

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  3. both bags are gorgeous, can't pick a favourite..

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  4. That is a beautiful bag and so smart looking in the red and whites!!

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  5. I just love my bag Sharon and it will get it's first official work out when I head off to Tassie in April, thank you again for agreeing to do this one on one swap with me and I hope you wont be disappointed with what I've selected to work on as your crochet blanket in this swap :) Barb.

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  6. What great bags. I love those hexagons.
    Valspierssews

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  7. Love love love it Sharon!!!!! I feel a spot of pattern buying coming on!!

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  8. Wow, Sharon, these bags are great - and so different. I bet Barb was thrilled to bits.

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  9. Stunning choices and work!

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  10. Lovely bags, I have had this pattern for a while, but scared to start. Love the idea of feet on the bottom.

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  11. You have done a wonderful job of Barb's bag. I know she is going to love using it!

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  12. OMG!I know she will love that bag. A fantastic early "0" birthday pressie for her birthday holiday. Love both versions. You are so clever putting feet on them and zips. That scares me silly.

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  13. This is a brilliant bag. It was wonderful to spend the day with you and my other lovely Mill Rosie Friends.

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  14. What a lovely bag for Barb, its beautiful. You did a wonderful job on both bags. I love them.

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  15. I am sure Barb will LOVE it. Gorgeous work Sharon. Love the fabrics and the red quilting.

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  16. Both great bags Sharon. Sharyn:)

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  17. Gorgeous!! Thanks for showing the two bags together. I love to see the same design done in different ways as it shows how versatile a pattern can be and is great for inspiration.

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  18. WOW gorgeous.had the pattern for ages,still not the courage to make one.beautiful work Sharon.x

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  19. Oh. My!!! Gorgeous bag! Love the fabric, too! That Barb is one fortunate woman!

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  20. It looks wonderful and I'm sure Barb will tresure it always. What's the name of the interfacing you used please.

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  21. It's just lovely Sharon...
    Hugz

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  22. Wow factor...Stunning and gorgeous...Barb is very lucky

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  23. what a great bag...........gorgeous.............

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  24. Beautiful sewing. The bag looks stunning. Lovely choice of the Midwinter Reds. A great gift.
    And the second one with it's rainbow of colours is delightful, too!

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  25. Absolutely love this bag - such a great choice of colours. I was eyeing off a charm pack of Midwinter Reds and you are definitely swaying me towards it!

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