Created by: Terri Lancaster
Project

Travel Labels Duffel Bag

What are you most proud of? I matched the fabric pocket and top and bottom pieces so the front would look like one continuous pattern/lockup. I'm also proud of the fact that as hard as it was to work through those layers, I never broke a needle! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a walking foot if you can! They help with all the layers.

You Can Make This

Terri Lancaster made Travel Labels Duffel Bag with:

Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel

Online Class

Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel

with Betz White

  • Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Travel Labels in Neutral for the main/body fabric. Better Homes and Gardens Tontine Leather for the accent fabric. Kona cotton for the lining. Nancy Zieman bag hardware in Satin Bronze finish. Metal zipper outside
  • polyester zipper inside. Used the cardboard backing of a tracing paper pad for the bag bottom
  • with a Pellon stabilizer for added thickness.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I matched the fabric pocket and top and bottom pieces so the front would look like one continuous pattern/lockup. I'm also proud of the fact that as hard as it was to work through those layers, I never broke a needle! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a walking foot if you can! They help with all the layers.

Q&A with Terri Lancaster

SusieSewPerfect asked:
Very nice choice in fabric - fun. Professional and expensive looking. I have a lot of Tim Holtz scrapbooking tools.
Terri Lancaster answered:
Thank you! I really like the Tim Holtz travel labels fabric, and wanted everything to complement it. The satin bronze hardware really gave it that classic look, like an old suitcase that's been around the world and back. I've seen the Tim Holtz scrapbooking sets and tools. Very tempted to try a few of them and make some vintage-looking memorabilia. Ah! So many projects! So little time!
Sabine Hanna asked:
Wow, that is really a great fabric. Love it
Terri Lancaster answered:
Thank you very much! It was a labor of love, definitely.
AndreaW. asked:
What a great looking bag! Really well done!
Terri Lancaster answered:
Many thanks! I can't wait to use it for my next getaway, whenever that may be! Right now, it's holding all my fabric for future bags and projects, so it's being put to creative use!
2rsqpups asked:
I love all the bags posted, but your choice of fabric has to be one of the best. You rock girl!
Terri Lancaster answered:
There are so many awesome bags created for this class, and I was definitely inspired. When I found this fabric, I knew I had to make a weekend duffel with it! Thank you so much!
LemonPie asked:
Fantastic bag!!!! I too LOVE Tim Holtz fabric! You did a really beautiful job making this..... did you use the regular quilting weight cotton or a heavier fabric? Thanks for sharing this great travel bag with us!!
Terri Lancaster answered:
Hi LemonPie! I used the regular quilting weight cotton, with a Pellon Thermolam fusible fleece stabilizer applied to make it a bit thicker and sturdier. It was a great project to work on and the class was very helpful on learning how to construct a bag. Thank you so much for liking it!