It’s important to treat yourself, to have a few special things that can spring up and remind you to smile. I thought a weekend bag may be the best thing for my spirits. I loved the idea of a bowling bag!
Its rounded in shape and very sturdy. I went without plans and made quite a large bag with plenty of pockets on the outside which is perfect for quickly stowing paperwork or snacks on a plane. I used a generic canvas paired with denim on the bottom which I’d already had. The dimensions seem to be around 13w X 18h.
I added pipping to break up the stripes, however it seems to get lost a bit.
My husband was kind enough to hint my bag resembles a diaper bag…
…Regardless I’ve decided to love it.
The most important thing is the burst of color and flowers on the inside. Each time I open this ugly duckling of a bag it makes me smile!
During construction I was a bit confused as to how to add the lining and decided to sew the top zipper portion (canvas & lining) all as one to the outside and hand stitch the rest of the lining once inside. There must be a simpler way but I couldn’t figure it out.
Inside pockets sort of drive me bananas so I only added these two. All other clothes and devices will just have to layer on top like a travel lasagna.
There you have it; a sturdy and spacious travel bag with a pretty surprise on the inside.
Thanks for stopping by!
Laura @ May Rose Sewing