I did it!  I finally finished The Weekender Bag, by Amy Butler.  It was fun to use up scraps from Jenna's room decor to create this bag.  The bag was a challenge and it is so nice to have it done.  I think I need to set it aside and look at it again in a week, so I can enjoy it again!  And this bag is big.  When Jenna gets this packed full she will be able to stay at Grandma's house for much longer than a weekend!  Cheers to another project completed!!!!!
This adorable dress fabric is by a 
Tasha Noel at A Little Sweetness
Holly
1/25/2013 09:17:46 pm

Ann! My friend did this bag at the quilt retreat this year and I was at the same table with her and watched her laboriously work on it- once again- your sewing skills are awesome! Love it!

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Ann
1/25/2013 09:24:22 pm

Thanks Holly! It was a challenge that is for sure! Jenna loves it though. It is so great when the kiddos get so excited about something I make them.

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1/26/2013 12:40:21 am

This bag is so, co cute! I understand this pattern is not for the wimpy sewer...I am working my way up to taking on the challenge! Great job!

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Ann
1/26/2013 08:05:26 pm

You can do it! In looking at your blog, you are up for the challenge and I think you will do just fine!

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1/26/2013 05:57:22 am

Great job, I just bought the pattern and looking forward to making it.

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Ann
1/26/2013 08:10:06 pm

Thanks! Enjoy the process! Just take it one step at a time.

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1/26/2013 09:09:31 am

I've been wanting to buy this pattern for a long time! I have it on my Pinterest board :)

Cute fabric!

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1/26/2013 08:35:47 pm

What a fabulous bag... bet it took you ages! I shall have to have a bash at one too as I often go on small weekend trips and this looks ideal

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1/26/2013 08:55:38 pm

Great bag, I love your fabric combinations!

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1/26/2013 09:59:02 pm

LOVE this bag - you've done a really good job and nice co-odinating with the scraps
Deby @ So-Sew-Easy.com

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1/26/2013 11:05:05 pm

I love your bag and the material you used! Very cute!

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1/27/2013 12:12:24 am

I'm still scared but want to make one so much. Your bag is lovely and your daughter will get a lot of use out of it.

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1/27/2013 12:02:35 pm

love this. I am still trying to find the courage to start one myself. I love the fabric you chose

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susie
1/27/2013 10:22:35 pm

I have this bag half finished in my closet from 3 years ago. Any chance I can have some direction at craft weekend? :)

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1/28/2013 04:32:59 am

Gorgeous bag! I'm pinning it! I love all the fabrics, especially the blue sock monkey fabric! Wonderful job!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
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2/4/2013 09:41:20 pm

love it! I really want to do that bag also, I love the fabrics you used

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2/4/2013 10:23:11 pm

Oh this is a darling version of the weekender! I love the idea that you made it for your daughter to use when she goes to grandma's! I know how challenging the bag is from experience(!) so congrats on a lovely finish!

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2/5/2013 12:53:04 am

love your weekender! i'm thinking about making one but am intimidated by the comments about it being difficult... was there one particular thing that made it difficult? any tips?

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Ann
2/5/2013 01:34:38 am

Elaine, I would highly suggest buying the cording already made. Mine cording is much smaller than what the pattern suggested, but that is what they sell premade! (by the threads and zippers) Or if you really want to take an easier route, skip the cording altogether. The next challenge was the lining. I cannot give you any tips on this! If I were to do it again, I would assemble the zipper differently to sew in the lining at the same time. The then again, no one will see the lining!!! This is a bag that you need to take one step at time. Good luck!!!

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2/5/2013 01:14:51 am

This pattern scares me! I love your bag...I should just offer to pay someone to make me one because I just don't think I can handle it!

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2/5/2013 01:59:21 am

The red and aqua caught my eye right away and that really sweet SJ print of the dresses. Lucky girl to receive this bag!

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2/5/2013 05:15:25 am

Wow, congrats for finishing THE weekender! Your bright colours caught my eye over at Quilt Story! Great job! And lucky Jenna!

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2/5/2013 06:08:16 am

Your bag looks wonderful - love the red and aqua combo!

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2/5/2013 06:28:34 am

Wow this is stunning - lucky girl

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2/5/2013 10:37:20 am

This is so cute! Great job!

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Shannon
2/14/2013 09:58:20 pm

Lovely bag! The fabrics all work so well together. Great job!

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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Kathy
2/27/2013 07:16:38 pm

Is this a difficult pattern to put together? It looks complicated. You said it is a challenge...how so? Looks great. Kathy

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Ann
2/27/2013 08:58:56 pm

The challenge is that it is a lot of steps. Take your time doing one step at a time, and you will be fine. You can see some my earlier comments above for my biggest challenges with this bag -- including the cording and lining.

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2/28/2013 11:55:31 pm

That is so dang cute!!! I want one :)

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3/2/2013 02:59:32 pm

This is too cute! :)

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10/12/2014 08:12:31 pm

wow....that is a lovely bag. i am going to buy that pattern and make a few.

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