Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ta dah!!

After searching high and low for a 30 inch zipper to make my Amy Butler Weekender Bag, I ended up ordering one online from Nancy's Notions. And even then, I had to order the 'make a zipper' kit. It's a 3 yard roll of zipper with about 8 or 9 zipper pulls. Just cut it to the size you need. I was so excited Saturday to get my delivery days early! Yahoo!! I got right down to business. Look what happened when I took a quick break for a late lunch. Daisy hopped right into the half-made bag. And.........done!! I finished it up Sunday evening. I filled it with towels and had my Mister take a picture of me so you could see it's size. It's great, definitely the right size to be called 'Weekender'. The zipper worked well too.

The inside lining is the pink polka dot fabric. There are front and back pockets (lined in the pink) under the piping. Also two very roomy side pockets.

See? I told ya. No pockets inside. I guess you could make some on the lining but I'm fine without. The bag is made with a fair amount of Timtex so it's very sturdy and firm. It could be used for a laptop and other stuff, although it's big for just a laptop.

I'm sorry for the terrible picture. I tried so hard to get a clear picture of this. After almost a year of thinking about it, I finally ordered some labels for my handmades.
I just got 30 of these labels from Jennifer's Jewels for a very reasonable price. They came fast fast fast too! The picture is so blurry, let me help you out. It says, 'Sewn with Love by Lisa' and has a little stick figure girl on the side. The font for the lettering is rustic and childlike, sooooo cute! Thanks Jennifer!

I procrasinated so long on labels because I really want to have my own logo. I need to pin my daughter down and have her design one. Until then, this will do nicely.
I feel really good about this bag. It was easier than I expected and definitely went together quicker than I expected. And yay for JoAnn's for having the home dec fabrics 50% off, woo hoo!
Don't be shy now, leave me a little comment. How was your weekend?


  1. Great bag!! Maybe I can borrow the pattern when you are done with it??

    I finished quilting a top and going to do the binding. It came out great and can't wait to wash it to see the final product!

  2. Love the bag - and it MUST be cool - it has "kitty approval!"

  3. very cute pattern... and the b&w with pink is a darling combo....

  4. Love it! Looks like you were very productive. I took a class at Bears Paw on Saturday with a very "famous" quilt teacher and was lucky enough to have her undivided attention. I am busting into my stash finally with "Bloomin' Steps"! Can't wait to show it off!