So I have Weekender envy! It's true. I love the Amy Butler Weekender Bag. I want to make that bag. However, before I tried to tackle a project that huge, I thought I should probably try something a little smaller, a little less daunting, first. Enter the Amy Butler Blossom Bag. I found it on her website as a free pattern download. SCORE!
I worked on it here and there over a week's time. Cutting the pattern out took a while. Ok, it's seemed like that took the longest. Lots and lots of pieces. Once I got to the sewing part, it went pretty quick. The peltex was easy to work with and gives the bag great support to hold it's shape. Of course there are things I would do a little differently if I were to make this again, but the pattern is well written and easy to follow. I did add a side pocket to the lining for a cell phone and such. That is the only change I made this time.
Now to tackle the Weekender!