Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Weekender Bag, In a Weekend

This weekend I decided to bite the bullet and make the Amy Butler Weekender Bag for the We The People Swap 4.

This pattern called for all three of my sewing nemesis': piping, bias cuts and heavy stabilizer oh, and who could forget the 30" heavy duty zipper, making it four. After countless hours I have about 20 pinprick scabs and achy hands but I ended up with a beautiful bag that I am going to stare at for a few day before I mail it off to my partner!

I used fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Drawing Room, which is my all time favorite home decor line, and I love the bold print and contrasting colors. This pattern is exhausting and calls for a lot of patience but it is very well done and the end result is a high quality bag!


Tracey said...

You did such a great job!! I cannot believe how beautiful that bag turned out. It is inspiring for me to finish my bag now. Very awesome Debye! You can't tell it was the first one you ever made!

The Burns Family said...

Debye...I am the luck reciepient of your wonderful Crayon Apron Pattern and Craft Apron...I am sooo excited to get it. Thank you so much for sponsering the SSEN Apron Swap! By the ay Georgeous bag...I have been wanting to try on of her patterns..THANKS again!