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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane . . .





Fabric is Welcome Home Collection One by Jennifer Bosworth for Maywood Studio
Yes, sewing friends,
it's time to head back East to do some sight seeing,
visit family, and attend some professional training
This beauty will be accompanying me
It's the Ultimate Travel Bag pattern by byAnnie
Can I just say, Wow!
I am over-the-top pleased with this one
It's roomy, has lots of pockets, is sturdy, and meets airline carry on size restrictions
Looking down inside the bag, you can see the inner pockets are made of mesh
Love that because I can see at a glance what is in those pockets
No fumbling around in dark pockets
On one side there is a large zippered pocket
And the other side hosts two pleated pockets and a middle slip pocket
See the bottom of the inside?
That sleeve houses an acrylic base
No wimpy bag droop here!
The outside of the bag also has a host of practical storage compartments and features
There's a slip pocket on the back
and above that . . .









There's a hook and loop backed strap to slip over the frame of your roller luggage so you don't lose your new handmade beauty whilst rolling through the airport or the hotel or the train station . . .


When you're not using that handy strap, you can push it onto itself and that hook and loop tape keeps it neat and out of the way












In addition to carrying handles,
there is an adjustable shoulder strap
with a nicely padded sleeve that slips over the hardware to protect your shoulder

The shoulder strap is also removable
It is attached to each side of the bag with swivel hooks
The front pocket is a two-fer -
a slip pocket and a zipper pocket
all in one
my Basset was stalking me as I photographed
the inside of the bag on my back deck
can you find him in this photo?
LOL

Have you delved into the world of bag making?
If so, please share
It is such a gratifying endeavor
I love useful items!

If you plan to make the Ultimate Travel bag,
check back here for some upcoming posts
where I will share a few tips and tricks
that will hopefully make your experience
even more gratifying

And of course, if you have any questions or comments
please post them here or send me an email
I welcome feedback and I love to chat