Sunday, March 3, 2013

Thinking Ahead... warmer weather and the beach!  Finished these two Amy Butler Weekender bags that I started a few years (yes, you read that right, years) ago.  I really love how they turned out.  The floral one I used all the Peltex interfacing called for and broke two needles in the  process.  With the black quilted I did not use a liner or interfacing at all.  I sewed extra wide bias tape around the seams on the interior to give it a nice clean finish.  These bags are awesome.  I can't wait to make another one.

 I'm also working on a beach blanket using fat quarters and a painters drop cloth.  I found the tutorial over here and can't wait to get this going! Here's the fabric I'll be using.

Happy Sunday!  Hope your week is productive and kind.  Can you believe it's already March?!!  Crazy!


  1. Yes, beautiful bags! You are an excellent seamstress, Shelly! Just got home from vacation and now you've got me inspired to get sewing again. Thanks!

  2. Your bags look great. I have been thinking about this pattern for some time. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you! They are fun to use. Making them was a little challenge because of all the stabilizer and lots of pieces. Worth the effort though :)