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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

:: My Amy Butler Sophia Carry All ::

Hi there! I hope you all had a nice Mother's Day weekend. Mine was great! We took some time to unplug and unwind a bit. I FINALLY made The Sophia Carry All from Amy Butler's pattern. I've had the pattern for years and have pulled it out several times and then put it away.  I cut the pattern pieces out long ago and had some of Amy's Midwest Modern fabric I was planning to use for it. Then while searching for tips and such for the carry all I came across this Weekender bag that My Sewcial Hour made a few years ago. It was gorgeous, I fell in love with the fabrics, and I knew I wanted to make my bag with them.

This bag is a lot of work and I took the suggestions of some of the people who had made it by cutting the pieces one day and sewing another day. There is A LOT of interfacing in this project. I found the directions to be very straight forward and the diagrams were great. I love the way she has you install the zipper. That was fun. Some people left the piping on the bottom panel off but I kept it. I really like the way it looks. And although there are lots of layers to sew through, and mine did not turn out great, I am happy with it. My lining was a little (a lot) saggy too. But still happy with it! Another thing I modified was to make the handles longer so I could carry it over my shoulder.

This bag holds so much, too! I think it is supposed to be a travel bag and companion to The Weekender Bag. I am using it as my everyday bag / purse. I'm a mama of 4. I keep a lot of stuff in my purse so this bag is great!


12 comments:

Andee said...

It looks great!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love it! Did you use the quilting weight or decorator weight for the outer fabric?

Missy Shay said...

It turned out great!

Svetlana said...

it looks wonderful, love all that piping, makes the bag look extra special.

Jacque. said...

What a cute bag, Erin! Yeah, it looks like a lot of steps. Love the fabric you used. xo

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Sweet bag Erin!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great fabrics, wonderful bag! I love the accent of the piping too. Have a happy day!

vintage grey said...

It's so sweet and I love the colors!! xo Heather

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a great bag!!!

Amanda said...

Looks so good!!

Amanda said...

Looks so good!!

mANdarien said...

The bag is really great ! Wow !

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