Sunday, May 25, 2014

My own design - airline cabin bag

Well that is what I meant it to be. But it is HUGE. I followed all the airline guidelines for cabin bags and finished it measures correctly, but what airline will let me use it I don't know. I do have more left over furnishing materials to make a smaller one (what a surprise - more material - me!!!).
One side
But I am thrilled with this and the finish. I get frustrated with box type bags when you undo the zip it is sometimes hard to pack or retrieve items. So I made this with a square bottom but sides that open completely. Then, once the bag is packed, using the clips and D rings - hey voila - it turns into a square shape that is easy to take.
The other side
I straight line quilted this and bound inside seams with bias binding as french seaming them was just too bulky. The straps and the clips are all from belts bought at second hand shops but the most expensive things were the zip and bag feet which are brand new.
So we are off to Rarotonga but this is just too big so am not taking it. Hmmm. Number two will be happening pretty soon I think.
patched bag
All clipped and ready for travel
I link to these places though some will be in a couple of weeks when we come back from holiday.
smart bag feet.


  1. Deine Tasche ist wunderschön und praktisch.
    Liebe Grüße Hannelore

  2. I love it. The design and the fabric choices are beautiful. So when do you start marketing the pattern?? :)

  3. Wow, this is a nice bag! Clever of you to make it like a regular bag but transformable into a box shape. Would never have thought of that myself. Very pretty colours as well.

  4. Very clever to make the straps and clips from belts, Karen. A great bag which definitely looks roomy.

  5. Love that use od the d rings to pull it together!

  6. Great bag-- it's clever and gorgeous too!

  7. Great bag - you'll be able to use it for a lot of different things!

  8. Really cute! great colors and quilting! Have a fun trip!

  9. Hi

    This is an awesome bag! I love your fabric choices too.
    Michelle :o)


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