My Weekender Bag

I wanted to make a big tote bag. One big enough to be carry-on luggage for a short weekend interstate. I went trawling the internet for tutorials and patterns. I fell in love with Amy Butler’s Weekend Bag – who wouldn’t?

I fully intend to make that at some point in the future, but I would have had to order the pattern and I wanted to get this underway immediately.  (Yes, I am the kind of person who decides to make a bag for a trip that is next weekend. I love me a deadline.)

So eventually I found this ‘Weekender’ bag. It looked great, and the tutorial seemed pretty straightforward; plus I had pretty much all the materials I needed in my stash. (more…)