Friday, August 4, 2017

A Paris Traveler's Bag

Summer Sewing

This summer , I find myself sewing a variety of projects and styles.  

If you are interested in the "up -to-date" sewing, you can see more pictures on my Instagram ...  which is @SusiesSunroom  ( Go to  and at search-- enter SusiesSunroom )

Project:  A Paris Traveler's Bag -     Phillies Style:

Paris Traveler's Bag Details:

Pattern:   Paris Traveler's Bag    by  JoAnna at Fig Tree Quilts  ( avail here )
Size:    approx. 23" x 15" x 9 "  
Zipper:   24 "
Interfacings used:   Pellon FF 987   and Pellon SF 101

Early in the summer, my friend commissioned a Paris Traveler's bag.  And she asked if I could make it in a Philadelphia  Phillies style .  Luckily, I had  some  knit jersey  pajamas (the red Phillies fabric) in my stash!  I carefully cut up the pajamas to make it sewable for the accents.
The blue cotton  blender fabric became the main outer color for the bag.

 I added SF 101 Fusible interfacing to all of the knit material, for extra reinforcement. The handles were  made  with  the 2 different fabrics, to give some more  red pop to the bag.   I also added an extra outer pocket, because we all can use some extra storage space! 

My Paris Traveler's Bag...  "Phillies " Style

Here's the side view... where you can see some Phillies pop of color !

Side view.... where you can see the "roundness " of the bag

Here's a closer look at one  outer pocket....

And this is the top of the bag, with the long zipper!

The zipper top view

This is the inside of the bag.... It can hold a lot!!

I was happy how the bag turned out, and hope that the gal who gets it will enjoy using it!

 You can use the search button (located on the top left of my blog, under the HOME ) to see other Paris Traveler's Bags I have made.

I'm off to my sewing room!

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  1. This bag look great. I'm sure your friend will love it :)

  2. Such a fabulous finish! I am not a bag maker. Still have a plan and now have the fabric to make my first purse. I admire your work!

  3. Nice bag! It's a perfect tote for traveling - thank you for sharing it this week!

  4. I'm sure your friend will be a great fan of the bag. Maybe all her fellow supporters will be wanting one too!

  5. As a Cardinals fan I can't say I love your fabric choice, but the bag is really nice. LOL Seriously, it's great!


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