I have to say … I can’t believe I made luggage. Not that I have tested this bag’s durability through airport security, but it looks impressive. The pattern is by Amy Butler, and I can recommend it if you have patience and strong hands. There is a fair amount of wrangling involved in making this bag, but the instructions are very clear and are easy to follow–in theory. The fabric is Jennifer Jones’s Outside Oslo, which we both seem to love.
I was so excited to see this post on design*sponge about Canopy Studio‘s upholstery weight fabric. Have I mentioned how much I love Etsy for unique fabrics? My brother was kind enough to give me an Amy Butler Weekender Bag pattern for Christmas and I’ve been poking around looking for the right fabric. I am thinking either the blue or green with a solid hot pink for the trim and lining would be jaunty and fun. I think the blue has something of a Lily Pulitzer vibe to it. If only I could order the fabric and whip this up before my trip to the beach this weekend!