The Ultimate Overnighter

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Butterick B 5005 Link to website or photo What are you most proud of? Interpreting the pattern and finding a way to explain things to the women in my class. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and buy plenty of 18/110 needles. And attempt this only if you have a good, strong machine. I used fusible horsehair interfacing and cut it slightly smaller than the fabric - it reduced bulk in the fabric.

What you will need

  • Home Dec fabric
  • a zipper
  • purse feet

Q&A with Ms. Elaineous

Bette Sews asked:
I too bought this pattern to make a diaper bag, and you are correct, it is not an easy project and i consider myself an advanced sewer! I think I ripped out and resewed the zipper section 2 or 3 times and I'm still not convinced I did it correctly!! But, the bag did turn out great and I gave it as a gift.
Ms. Elaineous answered:
Yes, the directions for the zipper...yikes. I ended up recreating this for my ladies in class. I put it in the wrong way the first time (but it worked), then fixed it the second time. I also measured all the pattern pieces and used a rotary cutter instead. My next one may be from this free pattern at Warehouse Fabrics -
Paula Zemke asked:
So glad I found you. Love your projects. Thanks so much for the freebies..I am 75 and have little extra $. You have great patterns.
Ms. Elaineous answered:
Paula! Thanks for the feedback! I'm always adding more!
Kerrie-Louise Rhodes asked:
Is the pattern available? Xx
Ms. Elaineous answered:
I have no idea. The pattern information is near the top of the project post!
ruthandre8617255 asked:
I want to make a beach bag for my daughter. I have some burlap with Winnie the phoo her favotite Disnery Charecter any way will it work for this project
Ms. Elaineous answered:
Hi! I don't know that I'd recommend making a beach bag out of burlap - it doesn't hold up well when wet or damp. I've seen lots of great beach bags made from pet screen - it's a plastic coated screen that would allow air-flow.
sunshire asked:
where do I get the pattern?
Ms. Elaineous answered:
Not sure. I purchased it in 2009.