Bag · Sewing

The Reisende Bag

The Reisende Bag is pattern that is offered by Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness.  This bag can be made into 3 different sizes.  I made the large size, which is the perfect size for a carry on bag for traveling.  The finished size is about 19″ long x 12″ tall and 5″ deep.  I made this bag for my daughter to take on a plane for her first trip to New York.  As you can see, she is a big Dr. Who fan.  I am happy to saw……..she loved it!

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MATERIALS NEEDED: 1 yard exterior fabric, 1 yard lining fabric, 1 yard solid fabric for piping, straps and accents, foam interfacing, fusible fleece, woven interfacing, buckles(I didn’t use), metal rectangles, zippers, and piping.

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Here are some of the materials I used for my bag.  I chose to use duck cloth instead of vinyl on this project.

I tried a new approach that I saw on YouTube to cut out the material and interfacing.  I traced everything I needed onto the interfacing first.  Then I cut it out about 1/4″ outside of the lines.  I then took the interfacing and adhered it to the fabric.  Then I cut them both out at once on the lines I traced onto the interfacing.  This way went much faster.  I saved a lot of time not having to trace and cut out the fabric as well as the interfacing.

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I had to baste the foam stabilizer to all the exterior fabric of the bag.

I quilted both sides of the bag.  Since the basting area was so big, the side fabric started to balloon out and I wanted it to stay in place.

Attaching the accents to the bag.

Attaching the piping.

Attaching the strap extenders.

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Making the lining pocket.

Making the zipper panel.

Assembling the exterior of the bag.

Assembling the interior of the bag.

Attaching the interior lining to the exterior of the bag.  I made sure I aligned the seams at the top and stitched them together to keep the inside of the bag from slouching.

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Finishing up the handles for the bag.

Front of the finished bag.

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Side of the bag.

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Top view of the bag.

Inside of the bag.

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My daughter with her new bag. (and our cute pug Poppy.)

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Looks like Poppy wants to go with her to New York!

 

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