In Bags & Accessories, Sewing Pattern

I think test sewing a new pattern must be a little like “stunt sewing”. To be a sewing pattern tester you have to be fearless and willing to spend the time to cut and sew a pattern that’s not-quite-ready-for-primetime. I pride myself on clear, accurate instructions, and part of that relies on feedback from these patient and generous stitchers that I am so grateful for! Here’s what a few of them created from my new Road Tripper Duffle Bag pattern:

First up is Kate Henderson of Two Little Banshees.

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Kate H1

I love Kate’s fabric combinations! I spy Heather Ross’s Far and Away Rapunzel print for the outer bag with Ellen Luckett Baker’s Stamped print inside the scoop pockets.

 

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Kate H2

I believe Kate used the same handle/strap fabric as my bag, a black cotton linen. I think it turned out beautifully!

Jodi of Sew Fearless made her duffle with her son in mind.  Word on the street is that the bag is a hit! Check out these adorable shots of A Boy and his Duffle.

 

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Sew Fearless1

For her son, Jodi used a great black and white check with black solid accents inside the pockets and gray fabric for the straps. He likes it!

 

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Sew Fearless3

 

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Sew Fearless4

Ooh, do you see that little pop of color on the pocket lining? Wait for it….

 

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Sew Fearless5

Whoa! That is fabulous! It’s a great way to sneak in some color and make it easy to find stuff inside. No Black Hole here.

 

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Sew Fearless2

And off he goes, what a kid!

And last but not least, Krista of Spotted Stones made a gorgeous duffle using another fun fabric combination.

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Krista 1

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Krista 2

I’m loving this print canvas from Drygoods Design with the soft coral chambray. So Pretty!

 

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Krista 4

Here’s a little peek at the outer pocket lining…

Betz White Road Tripper Duffle sewn by Krista 3

And the inside. Another Heather Ross print? Well done!

Isn’t it awesome to see how each bag looks with a different fabric combination? It’s always a thrill for me to see what people make with my patterns. A very special thank you to all of my test sewers!

Update 9/17/14: If you are interested in making the Road Tripper Duffle Bag, the pattern is now available in my shops!

 

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  • Cindy

    Great job testers!! The duffles look awesome :) Cindy

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