Amy Butler Weekender Bag

7.30.2014

After years of wanting one, weeks of planning, a few false starts, I have finished my first Amy Butler Weekender Bag


I used the quilt as you go method as explained by Elizabeth Hartman. Her method makes a super sturdy and solid bag without all that interfacing. 


Next time, I want to sew in the lining by machine. Chrissy @ Sew Lux Fabric shared a tutorial on how to do it. 


I'll also add more pockets to the inside of the bag. 


The worst part for me was sewing around the curves of the bag. The bulk almost got the best of me. 


Match your thread to your project. It hides the less than perfect sewing nicely. ;)


There is no need to fear making this bag. I won't say it's easy, but it is doable. Take your time, study the instructions and read the helpful tips and ideas from the other bloggers out there who have made this bag. Google and Pinterest were my friends. =) 

Here is a link to my Pinterest board with the links I found to be very helpful. 

http://www.pinterest.com/redeemedsheep/amy-butler-weekender-bag/

Have a happy week! I'll be posting another giveaway soon. =)



25 comments:

  1. Amy, that bag is spectacular! You should be so proud of it.

    Blessings,

    Capi

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  2. You did a great job, I just might make that bag one day!

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  3. this is so gorgeous. i love the fabrics you chose

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Very excellent!! A+ Girlfriend!!!

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  5. You need to make these and sell them. It is so cute. Chris

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  6. Congratulations! A finished Weekender is a major sewing accomplishment! I plan on making it one day and have a Pinterest board devoted to it with probably 40 pins full of tips, ideas, etc. It looks like it could be overwhelming but you came thru like a champ! And it is BEAUTIFUL!

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  7. My GOODNESS! THAT is the most adorable weekend bag I have EVER seen! I will send you my address immediately :) Maybe I can tackle this?????
    xo jan

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  8. Your bag is gorgeous and well done. I have been wanting to make a weekend bag, but can not find the right pattern.
    Hope you are having a great week.
    Hugs
    donna

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  9. Your bag is gorgeous and well done. I have been wanting to make a weekend bag, but can not find the right pattern.
    Hope you are having a great week.
    Hugs
    donna

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  10. Beautiful! It is just gorgeous. I love the navy floral, don't you? Actually I love that floral in all the colors. :) Bags, zippers, clothing....it is all daunting to me. I don't know the terms and think eventually I will take a basics class to learn. In the meantime, I practice matching seams and going through the quiltmaking steps.

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  11. This is fantastic ! Love the side pockets. Good job!

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  12. Your bag is adorable and it looks terrific and wow I can't even come up with all the expletives to describe how great it is. You did such a lovely job on it.

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  13. I've absolutely no need for a bag like this, but your's is so great, now I want one too!

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  14. That's so cute! You will look quite fancy on your weekend trips!

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  15. This is the first bag I've seen that has made me want to make it -- beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

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  16. This is such a gorgeous WE bag - love it! I am about to start one too - just wondering where you got the zip from?

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  17. Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous! I'm some kind of impressed. Makes me want to make another one . . . or two.

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  18. I love the bag but I especially love the fabrics you chose. :) blessings, marlene

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  19. Amy, Your bag is amazing! I'm drooling over all the details. I read a devotion the other day about overcoming..... When you get to the other side of victory it is so refreshing. I've read Lots of struggle stories about this bag. Yea for you to have overcome! Someday maybe I will join the ranks. Janita

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  20. That's beautiful Amy, so is the fabric I won . Thank you

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  21. Amy, This bag is INCREDIBLE!! I have a really difficult time with zippers. I love the colors your chose, and the small square quilting on the gray fronts and sides. You did a great job!!

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  22. Your bag looks amazing, that's been on my to do list for ages. Still need to buy the pattern... Lol

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  23. This is so cute! You did a great job!

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