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Posted by wkdesigner under accessory design, do-it-yourself | Tags: accessory, fashion, sewing | [42] Comments

Featured: Lex Trip Bag

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25 m] of polyurethane leatherette. 54 ″ [137 cm] wide 1/3 yd [0.5cm x 43cm].5m] of nylon webbing. [1. Forget the luggage (too bulky).9 m] of upholstery weight fabric.5 cm] CUTTING 2 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . 5/8 ″ dia [15mm] 1 heavy metal zipper. Dimensions: approximately 18 ″ x 8 x 17 ″ [45cm x 20. 25 ″ [64cm] long * 1-2/3 yds.So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. 1 ″dia [25mm] 2 d-rings. 2 ″ dia [50mm] 2 latch hooks. you need a versatile tote made specifically to carry all your belongings from wallet to swimtrunks for a quick weekend getaway. similar to the Lex Trip Bag from PROPERTY OF. perfect for the do-ityourselfer. 2 ″ [50mm] wide heavy-duty thread 1 yd. [0. Here is a fun choice in a cotton waxcloth outer with leatherette base and trim. 1 ″dia [25mm] 1 square ring. 2 ″ dia [50mm] 2 dome snap set. You will need: 6 pop rivets 1 metal slider. 39 ″ [100 cm] wide PATTERN 1 square = 1 inch [2.

wrap tab piece onto latch hook and stitch close to ring. cut a length of webbing 6″ long and another. To make latch hook tabs. wrap tab piece around D-ring and stitch close to d-ring. To make Shoulder strap. Open ends of tab flat. 3 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . 2.cut 2X Struts – cut 4X Handles – cut 2X Handle trim – cut 2X contrast Bag Bottom – cut 1X contrast Tab – cut 6X contrast DESIGN TIP: Use a permanent marker in the leather colour to carefully “dye” the edges of the leather pieces if you get a white edge after cutting it. To make D-ring tabs.Bag – cut 1X on fold Pocket . 3. ASSEMBLY 1. 30 ″ long.

8. 17.J and C. 6.I. Press flat. Secure tab with a pop rivet.D. 7. 13. Fold the pocket upward and mark contact point of snap on body portion. turn under 1/2 ″ on both short ends. Center contrasting bag bottom piece onto bag and overlap strut ends. Place a pair of struts at points A. wrap one cut end of the webbing with a latch hook tab and X-stitch in place. Topstitch perimeter of bag straps. slip a square ring onto webbing and turn end back on itself and X-stitch it closed. On bag straps. Topstitch struts in place. Slip a slider on to the webbing. On the 30 ″ piece. Secure tab with a pop rivet. Turn under long edges of struts 1/2 ″ and press flat. On the 6″ piece. With right sides together. wrap one cut end of the webbing with a latch hook tab and X-stitch in place. Apply bottom portion of snap kit to the body. 18. On the opposite end. Apply the top portion of the snap kit to the pocket following manufacturer’s directions.K. Press seam open. fold the strap piece in half lengthwise and stitch along the length using 1/2″ seam allowance. 9. Press flat. 16.L on the body portion with pocket sides under the strut pieces.H and stitch bottom edge to body using 1/2 ″ seam allowance. Place pocket up-side down at points G. slip the strap through the square ring on the shorter piece and back on itself through the slider.B. 5. 10. 11. 19. Topstitch in place. Fold the strap in half lengthwise and center a contrast handle trim along 4 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . On pocket piece. turn the top edge under 2″ and stitch down. On the opposite end. 12. 14. Stitch across the end of the webbing and secure with a pop rivet. 20.4. 15. Turn strap piece right side out. Repeat the above proceduces for the opposite side of the bag.

At top of each side seam. Topstitch in place. E. Turn right side out. On the top edge of the bag. 30. Wrap the trim around the “doubled” handle edge. Press seams open. 27. position the zipper FACE UP inside the bag on the wrong side of the fabric. 26. 28. Fold over placket face up to right side of bag and align the folded edge with the machine-stitching. pin/baste raw edge of placket over the zipper opening. Stitch seam using 1/2 ″ seam allowance. Center it. 22. Murphy Says: 5 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . center the D-ring tabs and apply with topstitching. With right side together. sew the pair of zipper plackets together across the short ends using 1/2 ″ seam allowance. Press seam open. Unzip the zipper. With right side together. (Note: ensure you allow for 1/2″ seam allowance at top of bag. Topstitch in place. below the placket. 29. Fold across the bottom. On one long edge of placket. Stitch around circumference of opening using 1/2 ″ seam allowance and ensure that you are securing the zipper tape in the seam. 21.) 23. centering the side seam in the middle and stitch across the open end using 1/2 ″ seam allowance. Align the ends of each strap level with the top of the pocket and sew an X-stitch to points A-B and C-D. Repeat this for the other bag strap. 25. align and match up the side seams of the bag. With right side of placket to wrong side of body. turn under 1/2″ and press flat. 24. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) PUSH THE ENVELOPE RUFFLED TOTEBAG RUFFLED HANDBAG Attractive laptop bags for the seriously paranoid (like me) 42 Responses to “THE WEEKENDER” 1.the open side of the strap. Pin and baste in place. * Design Tip : Purchase the metal toothed zipper in the same metal colour/finish as the metal luggage hardware.

January 17. Rachel Says: January 17. Thanks! Reply 5. 2009 at 6:13 pm That bag is awesome. 2009 at 7:38 am This is exactly the bag I have been searching for. Reply 2. I was searching the web for a pattern for a bigger tote bag for my spring weekend away. 2009 at 5:29 pm Thank you SO much for this tutorial! I have a large stash of recycled denim and am always looking for different ideas to use it up. Brigita Says: January 17. I am going to make it immediately. 2009 at 7:50 am You know. 2009 at 3:26 pm I love it. Reply 3. Thanks! Reply 6 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . 2009 at 5:52 am Thanks for the tutorial. It’s a sweet bag. Berry Says: January 17. This bag is absolutely perfect and I can’t wait to make it!! Reply 6. I never sew a bag but will definitely give this one a try. Mary Anne Says: January 17. nataliematz Says: January 17. I love it! Reply 4. And this is it! Thanks for this one.

Now to find all the materials and raid the fabric stash… Reply 10.7. Only obstacle here is if my machine can work through leather. 2009 at 7:58 am Thank you for posting this pattern!! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Cynthia Says: January 18. wkdesigner Says: January 18. chintia Says: January 19. Lori Says: January 18. Reply 8. you can sew this tote bag. I like how it looks like it can handle daily wear and tear. 2009 at 1:25 am Thanks all for the kind words…if you can sew a straight line. aga Says: January 17. 2009 at 10:46 pm Love it!!! Totally going to make this next week. Reply 11. Helena Says: January 18. 2009 at 8:15 pm Wow the bag looks great I hope I will be able to make it myself I am such a rubbish beginner at sewing but I need a bag and this one is just perfect Reply 1. 2009 at 2:47 am 7 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . 2009 at 6:05 am Great design! It goes up to my list of projects. Reply 9.

2009 at 3:06 pm Wow. Someday. wkdesigner Says: January 19. I am going to have to make one. 2009 at 10:15 pm does anyone know where to get the waxcloth mentioned in the intro? Reply 1..] Reply 15.] love these bags. Reply 14.] Reply 16.. Thank goodness for “someday” [.. thanks... Stephanie Says: January 24. Thanks for the tutorial! 8 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . 2009 at 12:13 am [. This weekender bag is genius.wonderful…. 2009 at 10:22 pm try the upholstery section of your favourite fabric store.com Says: January 22.. Cat Says: January 19.] [.] The Weekender Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion [.. SparkBark » Blog Archive » Bag Fever (Maybe I Need A Vacation?) Says: January 20. That bag is adorable..I like it very much. Alexia Says: January 19... 2009 at 6:47 pm [. Top Posts « WordPress. I will find all the materials and try to make this bag Reply 12. 2009 at 2:42 pm I really like your site! & i LOVE bags!!! Thanx for the how to! Reply 13.

it’s just what I need. http://www. Reply 18. Where can I find webbing and bags hard wear such 9 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . 2009 at 12:15 pm Great tuturial. Reply 19. 2009 at 3:34 am Can a standard sewing machine handle this project? I have a very basic Singer and want to be sure it’s up to the task before I buy all the materials. great looking bag. wkdesigner Says: January 26. cindynvb Says: January 25. 2009 at 5:11 am Sure thing Jen…use a size #16 sharps sewing machine needle and set your machine to use a longer stitch length. ana Says: February 2.com/photos/mundano/3246392307/ Reply 20. 2009 at 9:48 am here is mine. If the leatherette is sticking. use a telfon foot or walking foot.Reply 17. Did you make one yourself? If so will you post a picture? Also if anyone else makes one I’d love to see your version. I’ll check back here to see if anyone leaves a link. Jen B Says: January 26. Olu Says: February 2.flickr. 2009 at 5:57 pm Hi. thanks! Reply 1.

brettandsarahpeterson.com/blog/?p=59 Reply 24.. I would love to make the bag.. http://picasaweb. A lot.. 2009 at 10:39 pm [.. Chylene W Says: 10 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM ... Webbing can often be found in the trim section of your local fabric store while metal zips and latch hooks are sold wherever you buy your buttons and other sewing notions. Reply 1.as the metatic zip and latch hooks to buy. wkdesigner Says: February 3. 2009 at 10:21 pm This bag is great.com/famillecalvert/WeekenderBag# Reply 22. I made it up in a fabulous patterned fabric (lined it too).]Brett found this awesome weekender travel bag and instructions on how to make it. After some coaxing from Brett. I simplified it. 2009 at 12:53 am Thanks Olu...] Reply 23.google. Here is the original intention: Awesome_weekend_travel_bag [.] http://www. Karen Says: February 11. and couldn’t find half of them so I had to re-think the bag making process. Sarah Peterson Says: February 12.] I went to the fabric store and looked for all my supplies. It took me an evening and a bit to get it finished.. I made some alterations because I didn’t have the metalwork and made the handles longer so that it wouldn’t need a separate strap. Brett and Sarah’s Adventures » Blog Archive » My first real sewing project Says: February 12. I love it!! Have a look. I decided to try it[. Reply 21. 2009 at 10:50 pm [.

Reply 28. 2009 at 8:48 pm Left click (hold your left mouse button down) and drag it across everything you wish to print to high-light it.com Says: March 25. 2009 at 7:07 pm [. Next.] feature is from Weekend Designer with a tutorial for this tote–The Weekender: So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend [... at the top of your browser. knish Says: April 29.] Reply 26. When your print window comes up. 2009 at 6:30 pm this is one place where like minded people pool in ideas…since this is my first encounter of such kind…i m inadvertently aghast 11 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . under the heading “page range”. 2009 at 9:47 pm How can I print this without all the comments? Reply 1.. click “selection” (the default is “all”)..March 24. 2009 at 9:44 pm I LOVE this bag!!! This is an awesome website!! Thanks so much for doing this!! : ) Reply 25. It will now print only what you’ve high-lighted. 2009 at 1:42 pm I love it! Thank you! Reply 27. Thelma Bilbrey Says: April 15. Natalia Says: March 26. click “file” and “print”. The Weekender Tote: Sewing Tutorial : TipNut. Joy Says: July 10.

The other two tabs are left flat and attached on either end of the bag. Nice job. wkdesigner Says: May 18. Pascale Says: May 12. jasen Reply 1.we like our bags too. wkdesigner Says: June 10. It is an excellent example of good totebag design. Simple. i run North America for Property of and i like your slant. 2009 at 1:56 am Thanks.Reply 29.. but some parts dont really make sense. 2009 at 6:11 pm This bag is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing! Reply 30. Reply 31. It has been quite popular with the DIY crowd and non-sewers alike. then folded to complete. 2009 at 1:06 am Yellie. I dont know what i shoudl adjust. Two tabs are folded to its center so that the rings can slip onto it. Thanks for exposing our brand to many folks. utilitarian. 12 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM . jasen bowes Says: June 10. should i just recut the tabs to a small size? Reply 1.you have cut the tabs correctly. In the patter the tabs at 2 ″x4 ″ but the d rings are only 1 ″ and in the picture it does not look folded in any way. 2009 at 6:52 am Thx Jasen for the nod of approval. and fashionable. 2009 at 11:24 pm So i am trying to make this bag. yellie Says: May 17.

Schultaschen – Linkliste | KostenloseSchnittmuster.. The dimensions of the tote is approximately 18 ″ x 8 x 17 ″ [45cm x 20. 2009 at 10:36 pm [.] Reply 34.] Tasche 100 [.... Paulina the seam allowance is inclusive on the pattern. Lavender Says: August 19. except for the “leatherette” cut pieces.5cm x 43cm].. 2009 at 3:55 am [. Große Taschen.WD Reply 32.. 2009 at 5:51 am Hello! Are seam allowances included in this pattern? Thanks Reply 1..] I’m away from the real world I will have my trusty Weekender Bag full of knitting and sketch books to keep [. 2009 at 4:11 pm Yes. wkdesigner Says: September 5. Einkaufstaschen.] Reply 33. Paulina Says: September 5.. WD Reply Leave a Reply Name (required) E-mail (will not be published) (required) Website 13 of 14 09/10/2009 02:49 AM .de Says: July 25.

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