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WEEKENDER TRAVEL BAG

The perfect carry-all bag for your next getaway!

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Materials List

Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

  • 1 5/8 yards of 54" wide heavier Home Dec fabric for the Exterior
  • 2 yards of 54" wide heavier Home Dec fabric for the Lining, Handles and cording
  • 3 yards of 20" wide fusible woven interfacing (we use Shape Flex® SF-101 by Pellon®)
  • 2 yards of 20" wide Peltex® #70 by Pellon® or a similar extra-heavy stabilizer
  • 1 sheet of 12" wide x 18" long Heavy Duty Template Plastic from Prim-Dritz ™ (found with the quilting supplies)
  • 5 yards of 6/32" cotton cording (found in the home decorating departments of most stores)
  • 30" coordinating plastic or metal teeth heavyweight zipper (non-separating)
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (we use Coats Dual Duty XP®)


Finished Dimensions for the Weekender Travel Bag:
14” wide across the top of the bag and 17” wide across the bottom x 14 1/2” tall
x 7 1/2” deep

TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Yardstick, Iron and ironing board, Long Straight pins, Fabric marker, Seam ripper, Hand sewing needle, Zipper foot for your machine, Schmetz™ jeans/denim sharp point sewing machine needle size 100/16 or another heavyweight sewing machine needle size 16, Binder clips (found in most office supply departments), Pressing cloth