so, i have been meaning to make a duffle bag for myself for ages. i bought the studio cherie travel duffle pattern in january of last year!
yes, i looked, purchased on January 12, 2012!
we have been going on lots of small trips here and there and i just got so tired of my old reebok gym bag. why oh why do i not have a beautiful hand made duffle bag???
so, with my pattern in hand and with the gorgeous anna maria fabric amber generously sent to me, i went to work and finished it up at about 3 in the morning the day of our snowmobiling trip
i love it so much! the flowers and the butterflies on the top of the bag make me so happy and the fmf on the inside is gorgeous. the jute i have has red striping in it and it smelled strongly of oil so pink shot cotton to the rescue.
"instead of jute webbing, i cut 3 8" pieces of kona snow. i made 2 62" pieces and then seamed the long sides to make a tube. i ironed 3.5" wide fusible fleece to each strap and then turned it inside out, enclosing the fleece on the inside. then i topstitched the FMF to the white straps."
i did the same thing and i am happy with the straps.
spencer told me that it looks great but that he will never carry it for me.
we had a wonderful time in island park snowmobiling with friends and i was very happy to have my clothes in such an amazingly beautiful hand made duffle bag!
also, he lied...