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WIP Wednesday – Set of Matching Travel Bags

Back in July, I showed you this beautiful fabric (scroll down to the last photo) that I’d purchased with the intent to make myself a new set of matching travel bags.   At the time, I hoped to have them finished to use when I traveled back to Canada to see our daughter and her partner while they were on holidays from their teaching jobs in Shanghai.  Well between one thing and another, they never got made.

There’s a possibility that I’ll be making another long trip soon so I decided that it was time to get this project on the go.

So far, I’ve finished a new large zippered bag to hold all my computer cables, cellphone and iPod charger and thumb drives.  It’s the bag in behind the other two finished bags.  Then’s there’s a boxy bag for holding shave cream, razor, deodorant, etc.  The triangle shaped bag contains all my steel crochet hooks, tapestry needles, rust proof pins and small scissors.  (Crochet projects are a great take along project.)

Set of Travel Bags in ProgressI have two panty shaped bags cut out ready to sew.  Those I use to hold feminine protection.

And I’ve purchased the pattern for the Bionic Gear Bag.   I think it will be great for holding the rest of my travel needs.   That one is going take some time.  After reading through the pattern, it’s going to take at least an afternoon to cut out the fabric and get all the pieces ready to sew together.

In total, by the time I’m finished, I’ll have installed 10 zippers.  I pretty much cleaned our local Joann Fabrics out of their Parakeet colored zippers!



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  • Mary
    October 30, 2014 1:05 am

    Hello Old Friend! What a treat to have a local Joann’s! Would that long voyage be heading north? Someday.
    Hugs to you both

  • Esther
    October 29, 2014 3:19 pm

    Phew! What a lot of zippers. Your bags are really beautifully made, and I’m sure will be a pleasure to use on your travels. Bon Voyage!

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