This week will be my first Quilt Con, and to mark the occasion I made a new carry on bag.
I drew up this pattern to work with a fat quarter bundle that I had of Tula Pink’s Elizabeth line along with some denim scraps that I had from another project. The effect is unified, yet scrappy. The front and back of the bag are identical with a zipper pocket and an open pocket behind it. Behind each zipper pocket is a section of coordinating fabric that was pieced in to help stretch the main bag fabric.
The bag is quilted in sections to allow all of the raw edges to be enclosed as the bag came together. The final construction seams attach the bag front and back to the side panel. These seams are stitched with the seam allowances toward the exterior of the bag which will help to give a bit of extra structure to this soft case. The raw edges are enclosed using a custom made bias tape from one of the striped fat quarters in the Tula Pink bundle.
I am excited to take this bag on its inaugural voyage this week so I will have a better idea of what adjustments I should make if I were to create this design again. If you are at QuiltCon, I hope to have a chance to meet you and perhaps exchange buttons!
Kate ChiconiFebruary 16, 2016 at 11:38 pm
That’s a great bag! I can’t see the handle detail, but I’m assuming it’s carrying handles and a shoulder strap? You’re going to have the chic-est handluggage on the plane – unless there are dozens of other QuiltCon travellers with their own design bags, in which case, I think there should be a line-up for readers to vote on!
MaryseFebruary 17, 2016 at 11:48 am
Lovely, you’re all geared up for Quiltcon!!
Have a good one!!
CherylFebruary 17, 2016 at 11:59 am
Great bag, have fun at QuiltCon!
LauraFebruary 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm
Really cute bag! I like the bias tape finishing the seams – looks really professional and also seems like a nice way to incorporate more color/different fabric. Have fun at QuiltCon!
JanieFebruary 17, 2016 at 9:27 pm
Your bag is wonderful! Are you putting out a pattern…after Quilt Con?
Have a great time!
LisaFebruary 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm
What an amazing bag. It’s so well constructed and looks roomy and beautiful.
StaceyApril 13, 2016 at 5:26 pm
This bag is so awesome, Cassandra!! I love the colour and the design looks super functional. Thanks so much for participating in the Finish-A-Long, on behalf of the 2016 hosts!