Aeroplane Bag – finished!!

24 Apr

My challenge to myself for this month was to get the pieces cut for the Aeroplane Bag.  Life in this house was going to be chaotic and I really had no idea if sewing was going to be an option.  I am fast discovering it is sewing that keeps me sane!

The children were on school holidays for 2 weeks, it was cold and wet for most of that time and we were without hot water and central heating for a week so things have been a little tough.  Fortunately we have some wonderful friends, neighbours and family who have cooked for us and allowed us to use their facilities!

Anyway I found time to sew in the evenings and was surprised at how quick the bag came together:

Aeroplane Bag - side 1

Please excuse the not so great photo’s, my usual photographer was busy with plumbing pipes and knocking bricks out of the fire place!  I didn’t have the time or patience to make the bag sit properly, there is a small boy just out of shot fiddling with a banana and woodlice so I had to be quick!

Aeroplane Bag - side 2

I used the interfacings etc that were suggested in the pattern so that I had an idea of the stiffness of the finished bag ready for next time.  It has a great feel to it, sturdy but not too bulky.

The fabric has been in my stash for a while, I’m pretty sure it came from M is for Make a couple of years ago, I saw it used on someones blog used for a messenger style bag and loved it and hunted it down!  It’s Trefle for Kokka other than that I don’t have any details.

I really wanted to use the trains on the track that run along the fabric on the straps but that section of fabric was not quite wide enough, so I cut what I wanted to use and stitched it onto solid purple straps, adding to the strength of the handles:

Aeroplane Bag - strap detail

For the lining I used Alphabetty from Lucie Summers Summersville line, along with a couple of the other prints for the pockets:

Aeroplane Bag - inside zip pocket 1

Aeroplane Bag - inside zip pocket 2

I sort of made this with the thought in mind of my eldest daughter using it to take away with her on her first residential school trip in July – we shall see whether or not I can bear to let her! (And yes I am already thinking about making another)

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14 Replies to “Aeroplane Bag – finished!!

  1. Oh my goodness,it turned out Fab! I can see why you might have a hard time letting go of such a Sweet bag! Sorry about your tough couple of weeks,hope things have improved 🙂

    Now I have to purchase that pattern ASAP!

  2. Love your version of the bag. The train fabric is so appropriate and so stinkin’ cute. I made one of these bags too. I just need to get around to blogging about it 🙂

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