Time to travel is my first bag I've just finished as part of Purse Palooza 2013. After getting this fabric from Tim Holtz's Eclectic Elements Collection and staring at it a couple of times ( I do this with all my fabric :-) ) I knew I wanted to use the Aeroplane Bag Pattern from Sew Sweetness to make a big carry-on bag with it. I thought inmediately of using the Subway Signs fabric for the bottom part and adjusting the measurements of the pattern to show 3 bands of signs on front and back and 4 bands in the bottom of the bag. I also used the width of the bands of the fabric as the straps.
For the main sections of the bag I used French Script. If you're familiar with this pattern you can see that I also added a slip pocket on the front between the straps. I just wanted to feature another fabric (Timepieces) from the collection.
This is the back:
A close up of the gorgeous fabric:
I did not used Soft and Stble as interfacing but Pellon Thermolam so the bag doesn't stand on it's own. I wanted the bag to be able to fold small for storage when not in use. I stuffed it to take the pictures and I can tell it really holds a lot of stuff even though this is the smaller version. I added a piece of Peltex on the bottom and also some purse feet.
This bag is pretty simple to sew with Sara's instructions that are included with the pattern.
So, what do you think?
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