Aeroplane Bag ready to travel
This Friday I am off to a mini vacation with Mamasan and my sister for my birthday. We will be going to the Grand Canyon and I am SO excited! I needed the perfect bag to take onto the plane and hold everything I needed to keep me distracted for the travel time. Books, sewing projects, snacks (I don’t want to be hangry in the airport!), maybe a sweater or a scarf, and my actual purse that holds my money, my make up, and my meds (nothing serious, just motion sickness and ibuprofen)! Normally, I only make time consuming multi step things for other people but it is my birthday damn it and I wanted something fabulous for travel! I decided on another Sew Sweetness-Sara Lawson-Aeroplane Bag (this is the LONG size). Enough time had passed since my last one to blur my memory of the extensive construction. I am so happy with how it turned out (I’d be even happier if Tumblr rotated my pictures)!
I’m sure I’ve said before that my favorite part of making anything is putting together different fabrics. I finally got to utilize all of the preppy prints I have been collecting for years! Although my quilts are normally very colorful, I am not that adventurous. After all, someone else has to live with my makings. For myself, I stick to a very limited Ralph Lauren/Tommy Hilfiger color scheme. I did a patchwork exterior to bring all of my treasured fabrics to the forefront. Saturated dark denim became the base and the straps for durability and to hide any dirtiness that may happen. Sara Lawson’s bag patterns are very detailed and include tons of interfacings and stabilizers to make her creations stand up straight at attention! I made this in three days with dedicated blocks of sewing time. I estimate that if it was done in one day, it might be a sun up to sun down project but the patchwork panels took up a good amount of that time (please notice my perfect seams on that!). I will admit that I was less than perfect at the end of the process and the bottom panel seams are about 1/4” off but hey, it was past my bedtime and I needed to git’er done.
Stop and say hello to me of you see me in the airport! I’ll be the one with the sweet bag!