Travel Handmade WIP

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When you travel do you carry handmade?  Well, today, I am heading out the door on a quick trip and realized that many of the items packed are handmade. Here is a quick snapshot of what I am bringing.

I'm traveling #handmade with this carry on sized duffle bag. The Sewing Loft

Pattern: Travel Duffle with Trolley Sleeve by Studio Cherie

Fabric: Dowry by Anna Marie Horner for FreeSpirit

This carry on duffle bag has to be one of my favorite things packed.  In order to finish it, I pulled out the “big boy” walking foot and serger.  Those seams were super bulky but I think you will agree, it was totally worth it!

I'm traveling #handmade with this carry on sized duffle bag. The Sewing Loft

If you’re following my adventures Instagram, you will already have the inside skinny on a few of my other projects tucked inside my suitcase.

They include:

  • a new makeup bag
  • make up brush roll
  • a few skirts
  • notebook cover (made by my secret sister at Sew South)


What do you carry when you travel? I’d love to see! I’ll be checking in on Facebook so feel free to share photos!


ps- Wish me luck on the trip. I’m kinda nervous!




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  1. Ellen @ Peace and Plastic says

    I just found your blog after joining a group about digital pattern making on Etsy. I’m so happy to see your duffel as my most recent blog post is about the Studio Cherie duffel I just finished for my recent trip ( . Kismet! I love the fabric combo you chose. I’ll be following you on Bloglovin from now on!

  2. Susan Paxton says

    Love the bag! I am going on retreat next week …sure wish I had time to make one…

    • I am back from my trip Susan and can say that this bag is the perfect size. Starting with pre quilted fabric will speed the process along. Enjoy the retreat!

  3. Beth Peterson says

    Hi! I’m new to your site – saw this bag on Facebook & love it! Is there a pattern I can download or purchase?

    • Hello Beth,
      Welcome! The pattern is linked directly below the main picture. It is available for sale on Craftsy and is an instant download. I use it all the time and have been super happy with it!

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