Monday, 28 November 2011

Amy Butler Weekender Bag

It's finally finished. I can't believe I did it. I absolutely love how it's turned out.

Keeping in mind that I am a beginner sewer, these are my thoughts on the bag:
  • I think it was really worth paying attention to lining up the pocket panel and the main panel so that the design on the fabric lined up. (Too bad I forgot about the sides) But that doesn't bother me TOO much.
  • There is a lot of cutting.(Naive me thought that was the worst part)
  • I thought the way the zipper was installed was genius. 
  • I don't think the straps are wide enough to be comfortable. Especially if you had a heavy load.
  • I used heavy Duty interfacing instead of the peltex. It still sits quite nicely. And it was cheaper.
  • If you make this bag - it's probably worth adding a new pack of pins to the notions list. (Mine are totally destroyed)
  • Keep a pack of bandaids beside you when you are sewing the bag together. I had a couple of injuries with all those pins!
  • It got really frustrating sewing the bag together, I thought it was never going to end. And I was muttering swear words in my head the whole time.
  • Hand sewing sucks. Alot. I would pay to have somebody do all the handsewing.

But now that I sit back and look at my completed bag - I think I could possibly entertain the thought, that I might, one day.....make another. Eeek - did I just say that? Just not anytime soon!


  1. wow! you did a fantastic job! I love love the colors!

  2. Gorgeous!!!! Every girl needs one of these!!! Thanks for the love you left on my blog!!! Have a wonderful weekend......


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