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Pattern Reviews> Amy Butler> AB021WT (Weekender Travel Bag)

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Reviewed by:rutaliet
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Posted on:12/29/12 7:48 PM
Last Updated:12/30/12 12:11 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 25 people   
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Sewtox said... (8/11/15 4:26 AM) Reply
Great bag and really great review, thanks. Sadly this pattern now discontinued but your review will be so helpful for whatever bag project I settle on.
Messy Mags said... (10/20/13 6:58 AM) Reply
Thanks very much for your great review and extremely helpful tips. I had wanting to make the front pockets with zippers, but could not figure out how. I went with magnetic snaps instead. Will use your zip pockets tutorial for my next weekender though!
addicted2fabric said... (5/14/13 5:16 AM) Reply
Thank you Rutaliet. I figured that would be the best time to sew them on, but I was really paranoid about ruining what has been a very expensive project to make, so I wanted to check and be sure. I have finished my bag and will post a review tomorrow. Thanks again for your wonderful, extremely helpful review :)
VintageTempest said... (5/13/13 9:03 PM) Reply
Very nice! I really want to make this bag now.
rutaliet said... (5/11/13 7:40 AM) Reply
Response to addicted2fabric - the strap tabs were attached to the complete fronts through all layers.
addicted2fabric said... (5/10/13 0:14 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for one of the very best reviews I've ever seen. Your bag is so gorgeous, you have inspired me to buy the pattern and have a go myself. I much prefer your way of using strap tabs, and intend to do the same. If you see this, please could you let me know where in the construction process you stitched on the tabs? Did you add them to the exterior fabric at the start, or after you'd added the interfacing and Peltex? I cant PM you sorry, as I'm only a free member. Thanks :)
Wilzmom said... (4/16/13 7:30 AM) Reply
Your bag is awesome! Thanks for posting the "how to" for the changes you made.
lauraborealis said... (1/2/13 1:40 PM) Reply
I am in awe. What a fantastic bag and review.
Wianno Girl said... (12/31/12 7:05 PM) Reply
Excellently thorough review with a lot of creative solutions for the "why didn't I think of this first" problems... stunning fabric too. this project is 2nd on my 2013 list (right after my Channel jacket).
Pj3g said... (12/30/12 9:06 PM) Reply
Great bag and great review!!!
1SewSweet said... (12/30/12 2:57 PM) Reply
Grat job on this bag! Very professional looking!
aliciavr6 said... (12/30/12 12:30 PM) Reply
That fabric is gorgeous! I made this bag as the 2nd thing I ever sewed on a cheap Walmart brother machine. It took soooooo long! Almost as long to cut out all the pieces as it did to sew it! Yours makes me want to make another one if I ever get ambitious again.
michellep74 said... (12/30/12 12:28 PM) Reply
Beautiful bag!
Julia C said... (12/30/12 11:54 AM) Reply
Great review & beautiful bag!
Morisot said... (12/30/12 10:36 AM) Reply
Gorgeous. Much nicer than the pattern illustrations. Thank you for all the great tips, too.
Woolygal said... (12/30/12 7:59 AM) Reply
Beautiful bag - excellent review. Thanks
Tee Jones Actie said... (12/30/12 6:23 AM) Reply
Georgeous, thanks for a very useful review!
pdiddly said... (12/30/12 5:17 AM) Reply
this is a beautiful bag and a great review with lots of useful tips - thank you.
craftylady66 said... (12/30/12 1:19 AM) Reply
Sweetiebop said... (12/30/12 0:48 AM) Reply
Gorgeous bag. You did an extremely excellent job on this.
Lori V said... (12/29/12 9:12 PM) Reply
It is a great bag
Redsmum said... (12/29/12 8:03 PM) Reply
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