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
01/26/2013 7:17am

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
01/26/2013 7:24am

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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01/26/2013 10:40am

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
01/27/2013 6:05am

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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01/26/2013 3:57pm

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

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Ann
01/27/2013 6:10am

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

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01/26/2013 7:09pm

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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01/27/2013 6:35am

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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01/27/2013 6:55am

Great bag, I love your fabric combinations!

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01/27/2013 7:59am

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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01/27/2013 9:05am

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

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01/27/2013 10:12am

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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01/27/2013 10:02pm

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
01/28/2013 8:22am

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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01/28/2013 2:32pm

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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02/05/2013 7:41am

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

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02/05/2013 8:23am

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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02/05/2013 10:53am

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
02/05/2013 11:34am

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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02/05/2013 11:14am

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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02/05/2013 11:59am

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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02/05/2013 3:15pm

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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02/05/2013 4:08pm

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

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02/05/2013 4:28pm

Wow this is stunning - lucky girl

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02/05/2013 8:37pm

This is so cute! Great job!

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Shannon
02/15/2013 7:58am

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

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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Kathy
02/28/2013 5:16am

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
02/28/2013 6:58am

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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03/01/2013 9:55am

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

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03/03/2013 12:59am

This is too cute! :)

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10/13/2014 5:12am

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

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