I have wanted to make this bag forever, but have been too much of a scaredy cat!
It is the infamous Amy Butler Weekender Bag.
I am very glad I did try it....it was not simple, but I have made more difficult things. I think I may have used interfacing that was a bit too light, which made sewing easier than it should have been, but on the other hand I made the bottom out of leather.
I am sorry that I didn't spend longer lining up the pattern on the handles, but I was impatient....have I ever told you about my impatience before!!!?
I did however take time to match the side pieces, and they are still not right....I give up!
My only big issue...almost...was that when I was pressing it after putting the whole thing together....I melted a section of the plastic zipper!!!! I nearly cried, but thankfully when it cooled and hardened again, I was able to break off the melted bits and the shape of the teeth was still intact, just shallower.
I bought the fabric a long time ago from Amanda, she quite often has stash clearance sales.
The pattern came from www.gonetoearth.co.uk along with the heavier interfacing, and the piping cord.
I also managed to finally get the final piece of Anna Maria Horner's, Good Folks fabric from Gone to Earth, which makes up the full set. I bought several of these from her a while back, but I was only short of one she hadn't got in stock.....now I need to decide what to make....definitely a quilt, just not sure which one!
I just love how these all work as a collection, some of them look a bit plain, or a bit bold, on their own, but all together, they come alive.