Today is my stop on the Island Batik “Its in the bag” Blog Hop in partnership with Byannie. For this months challenge we got to choose a pattern from By Annie and were given select fabrics from a brand new collection. I chose the Round Trip Duffle pattern and the fabrics i recieved were from the collection Metropolis designed by Kathy Engle which will be shipping to stores this month. These fabrics scream Autumn, so if thats your vibe your gonna love em!
Aswell as the pattern, we also recieved everything we needed to make the project, including the famous Soft and Stable, zips, mesh, webbing and hardware.
This challenge was quite a daunting one for me as im not very experienced in bag making, especially a complex one like this with a million pockets. I concentrated so much that i forgot to take photos during construction but it was super enjoyable. The pattern is very well written and also comes with an add on video that you can access from your account using the code included within the pattern booklet. I made one slight change which were the handles, the pattern states to enclose the webbing inside fabric for the handles but i really liked the contrast of the white next to these fabrics so i left it “raw” if you will. I quilted and constructed using Aurifil 50wt in 2600 and Schmetz micro tex needles.
Im so pleased with how it turned out and have decided to gift it to my parents, they have quite a few weekends away and this will be great new holdall for them to use.
Thankyou so much to Byannie for being so generous sending all the supplies for us to work with, This challenge has been super fun and for me, a skill building one, which is great, i love learning new skills.
PS Island Batik are giving away bundles of new collections every week during this blog hop, so do check them out, This week you could be in with a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Lemon grass or Mandala magic. click here to enter. and do also check out my fellow Ambassadors There has been some gorgeous bags made already and still more to come x
Thanks so much for reading x
Until next time..
7 thoughts on “Island Batik “Its in the bag” Blog Hop”
I love this bag. You did a wonderful job making it. I really like to have lots of pockets in my bags so this would be the one I would like to make. The fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing today.
Very impressive bag! It does look perfect for a fall getaway!
Your bag is lovely, and the fabrics, oh my. I need to get some of those! Have a fabulous day!
Awesome job on your
bag, love the pattern
Carla from Utah
I love you bag, well done.
Great bag for taking on a trip! You did a wonderful job. Kudos.
What a great bag! I can certainly understand how you could forget to take construction photos. This one took total concentration. I too like the contrasting handles!