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Amy Butler Weekender Bag Using Warehouse Fabrics

I've drooled over this pattern for a couple years now, but finally had a reason to make it. I used Warehouse Fabrics Emma Summerland / Natural & Gotcha Summerland Gray / Natural. This fabric was $7.47 per yard.

AB Weekender Bag Using Warehouse Fabrics

Amy Butler Pattern Weekender Travel Bag

Amy Butler Pattern Weekender Travel Bag

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Comment by Joanie Molnar on July 30, 2012 at 5:47pm

Thank you for your reply.  I am printing it out, and will follow all your suggestions.  But, I really didn't realize it was quite that large.  I may try to make it a little smaller.  Thanks again, Cheryl.

Comment by Cheryl Coleman on July 30, 2012 at 2:50pm

Hi All, sorry for my delay in responding, been terribly busy with work.  To answer a couple questions:  The pattern can be purchased at for $11.98 (well worth it).  I needed the bag quickly because my daughter and her family was moving from Texas to Florida and I didn't want to bring a suitcase to eliminate some bulk in traveling.  I was able to pack 4 pairs of jeans, 5 shirts, toiletries, flat iron, undies, my tablet and quite a few small items and a extra pair of shoes.  It hold a lot.

Some of the things I found along the way...I heard the horror stories about pins and being stuck a dozen or so times so I eliminated that aspect by using quilters tap to adhere my piping to my fabric and it worked out wonderfully.  I also did not use Peltex or the other stiff interfacing she recommended. I used Deco-Bond and Fusible Fleece instead.  I also used a heavy duty needle like for jeans and didn't have one needle break.  The bag as you can see stands on it's own and it is not stuffed with anything to make it stand.  If you have any questions please let me know because I used a few tricks and it only took me the weekend to complete the bag from start to finish.

Comment by Joanie Molnar on July 29, 2012 at 2:42pm

I love this bag, especially with the fabrics you used.  Where can I buy this pattern?

Comment by Shelley on July 12, 2012 at 3:43pm

I am loving your fabric selection.  I've made four thus far and your bag almost makes me want to make another one.............ALMOST...LOL I must admit, making this bag is a lot of work but in the end, after some blood loss, frustration and broken needles (for me that is), it's worth it in the end.  You just have to hang in there to get to the end though....but you did awesome!  Your bag looks soooo amazing! 

Comment by TJ Alston on June 29, 2012 at 1:11am

OK, you have totally inspired me to try this pattern out since I, too, have been admiring it from afar. I know others have said this, but you truly did an amazing job and your fabric choices are fantastic! Thank you for posting your pics.

Comment by Renata on June 10, 2012 at 1:45am

I love Amy Butler and you did a really nice job on the bag.

Comment by Patricia on June 9, 2012 at 10:17am

I love this bag ,, and the fabric .... wow

Comment by Karen Pior on June 8, 2012 at 8:24pm
That looks terrific. I have seen this bag made with a few different fabrics and it is amazing how different fabrics can change the look of something. Cheers, Karen
Comment by Ags on June 8, 2012 at 6:14pm

Wow!  You did such a nice job on this bag!!

Comment by Jo Anna Gorthy on June 8, 2012 at 3:19pm

Excellent job!  Your changes/additions are a super bonus, too!

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