Weekender Weekend

I went away for the weekend to visit OH’s family and I took my completed Weekender with me! I’ve been working hard towards finishing computer based projects so I haven’t had much time for sewing this last few days, so it was nice to actually achieve a finish with the little time I did have.

I added snaps on the pockets…

And an inside zip…

I chose to omit the false base and I made the straps using webbing inside for extra strength. I had a laptop and lots of other stuff in there so it was heavy but they’re holding up good so far! The worst bit about sewing this was attaching the panels together. It took about an hour and a half just to put the two sides with the top/bottom strip. The thickness of QAYG with the wadding and then trying to get the piping right is a nightmare, I had to hand sew the corners in the end and the piping is still baggy- in places you can see the stitches from when I attached it to the panels. And also the thickness meant that my zip foot kept popping off every now and again and I broke a couple of needles where the pockets double the amount of material under the foot. Not good.

Anyway I think I would make another, when I can face cutting out all those pieces and maybe making the wadding even smaller next time. Maybe my sister would like one for her birthday.

My Button That’s my finish TLYOF commitment done this month!

Turns out that last Thursday was my 5 year blogiversary so I will have to arrange some kind of giveaway, watch this space…

Fabric: mostly Lucky Penny sample pack and Amy Butler FQs but some other scraps mixed in too including Chicopee and Heaven and Helsinki.


  1. Posted June 10, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Congrats on your blogoversary! This bag sounds quite a trial to make with all those layers but well worth it – it’s looking great 🙂

  2. Posted June 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I love your fabric combos! I know what you mean about cutting all the pieces for something like that – not my favorite thing to do, that’s for sure. But so worth it in the end!

  3. kathy h
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    I love that weekender bag. It is beautiful. ANd so much nicer than something you could have bought. Love it!

  4. judy
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Yours is beautifully finished and I am still in the wishing I had one phase. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Liz
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    The bag looks great. Ihoe you had a good weekend.

  6. Gill
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Your bag is fabulous – I love it!

  7. Tan
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    This bag is a real beauty…… Glad you have been using it already… (need to spur myself on to finish mine!) x

  8. Posted June 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Well done for battling through!

  9. Posted June 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Looks great!!!

  10. Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    This is FABULOUS well done K, i love it, can’t wait to see it when we meet up next, and i know where to come when i need some more advice!!! :o)

  11. Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Your weekender looks amazing!

  12. Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness that is a beautiful bag 🙂
    Emma x

  13. Posted June 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    it looks fantastic! well done you

  14. Posted June 25, 2013 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful project. It looks terrific, and I know it is so useful!

  15. Posted July 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Your bag is so pretty. It turned out great.

  16. Willa Yates
    Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Your bag is awesome! Just started one this weekend. Cut out all the canvas and the batting to do the quilt as you go…..one thing I am concerned about is?? When you quilt doesn’t it shrink the pieces some? I’m not sure I want to continue until I see if others made the pieces larger

    Thank you Willa from Hinton IA

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