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