June 6, 2016
Week One - Weekender Bag Sew Along
It's time to start our Weekender Bag Sew Along!! Chrissy from Sew Lux and I are thrilled that so many of you are sewing along with us. A few of you have made the bag before, but lots of you, like me, are making one for the very first time.
We know this bag can be a little intimidating, so we're splitting up the process over several weeks and sharing how we are making all the parts and any modifications that we incorporate as we sew this bag together. With a little patience and some denim needles you can totally do it too!
Here's our schedule of events:
Mon. June 6 - Planning - Fabrics & Materials
Mon. June 20 - Cutting, Interfacing, Making the Panels
Wed. July 6- Sewing the Outer Bag Together
Mon. July 11 - Finishing the Bag & Link Up
Mon. July 25 - Prizes!!!
As you can see, we are taking our time with this bag. I know lots of us are super busy during the summer with kids at home, vacations to plan and lots of pool time!! This week we are planning and gathering our fabrics and materials, if you haven't already. Here is the link to Chrissy's original post that will help you along the way.
I am planning on making my bag with patchwork panels using lots and lots of Bonnie and Camille scraps and cute mini blocks on the side pockets, and following Chrissy's lead, will be using quilting cotton, batting and cotton duck instead of the peltex that is called for in the pattern.
Leave a comment with any questions, and let us know how you plan to make your bag! We would love to see your progress. Please post on Instagram using @wbsa2016 so we can all see!!