Amy Butler Sewing Pattern, Weekender Travel Bag
The perfect carry-all bag for your next getaway!
Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.
1 7/8 yards of 54” wide heavyweight Home Dec fabric for the Exterior
2 5/8 yards of 54” wide coordinating heavyweight Home Dec fabric for the Lining, Handles and bias cut cord cover
2 3/4 yards of 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (we use Shape Flex® SF-101 by Pellon®)
2 1/2 yards of 20” wide Peltex® #70 by Pellon® or a similar extra heavy stabilizer
1 sheet of 12” wide x 18” long Heavy Duty Template Plastic from Prim-Dritz™ (found with the quilting supplies)
5 yards of 6/32” cotton cording (found in the home decorating departments of most stores)
30” coordinating plastic or metal teeth heavyweight zipper (non- separating)
1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (we use Coats Dual Duty XP®)
Finished Dimensions for the Weekender Travel Bag:
14” wide across the top of the bag and 17” wide across the bottom x 14 1/2” tall x 7 1/2” deep
TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Yardstick, Iron and ironing board, Long Straight pins, Fabric marker, Seam ripper, Hand sewing needle, Zipper foot for your machine, Schmetz™ jeans/denim sharp point sewing machine needle size 100/16 or another heavyweight sewing machine needle size 16, Binder clips (found in most office supply departments), Pressing cloth