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Another Amy Butler bag in the works

I wrote yesterday that I plan to make a Weekender Travel Bag designed by Amy Butler. To add to the crazy I also bought fabric for a Sophia Carry-All to match. I am planning to start on this one since it seemed a bit easier than the Weekender.

The outer fabric is the swirly, blue one. It’s from the same fabric collection I bought for the Weekender but it has a very different vibe. I hope the colours will be close enough to make them go together.

I had planned to line it with a blue solid but I had a hard time finding one that matched. It’s extra hard to do online and I had excellent help from a very nice lady at Fat Quarter Shop.

In the end I decided to go a different route and line it with a gold fabric. I really hope they go together.

While I wait for the fabric to arrive I think I will take my machine in for a tune up. It’s been sounding weird and clunky and I think it is time. I finished Isabel’s pants last night and I’m driving to town tonight to drop the machine off.

I’ve been in the market for a new machine for a while but I need to save up some more money since the one I have my eye on is quite expensive. We are keeping the one I have now because both girls are showing interest in sewing and I think it will be a perfect machine for them.

I’ll probably take the time to do some cutting while I’m sans-machine. I’ll prep for the Sophia and Weekender, but also for a Messenger bag for Isabel.


2 thoughts on “Another Amy Butler bag in the works

  1. I hope so too! They should go together since it's the same collection.I've been looking at a few Husqvarna machines with free-motion quilting abilities. I'm not sure about model names.The store where I want to buy it also sell Pfaff, which I have now (a very basic hobby machine).I could go to another store and see if I can find a good Janome.I'm also considering getting a used machine if they have a fitting one in good condition.

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