One of the things that Sewing Summit launched last year was ‘Travel Handmade’ where the idea was that you turned up with beautifully made bags, pouches, clothes etc for the event. This year when it was mentioned I boggled slightly at the prospect – frankly even when it was first brought up I knew I didn’t have time to make an entire selection of travel bags and a whole new wardrobe, but as we’re edging closer to the event (3 weeks yesterday) I had a mental review of things and realised that actually, I’m not doing too badly. This is what I’ve got:
1. Laptop bag – this is in progress at the moment, but this was an absolute necessity in the way that a Weekender bag just wasn’t. Air France/Delta has a policy of one carry on bag plus either a handbag, laptop bag or briefcase, which is somewhat different to the usual stringent 1 bag rule from Sleasyjet or Ryanfail who I normally travel with, so I took advantage of this and decided to take my normal walking camera rucksack (which has no space for my laptop in it) and my laptop in a separate bag. These are the fabrics I’m using, along with a couple of solids:
2. Pouches – I’m doing particularly well in this department between ones I’ve made for tutorials and sew alongs, plus ones I’ve received in swaps, so my handwork items can travel in style:
3. Infinity blanket – Ali from a2(w) posted about this the other day, and I thought it would be perfect for the plane, so I got what was (for me) some grown up fabrics to make one. For the flannel side I chose Crumbs in earth from the Nursery Basics selection at The Village Haberdashery and for the voile, some Little Folks in ink from Anna Maria Horner on sale at Sew Me Happy. I’m hoping this will keep me nice and cosy on the 11+ hour flight leg of the journey!
4. Peasant dresses – this is what I’m hoping to get made this weekend using the Meghan pattern from Sis Boom, and some of the fabric I grabbed in the John Lewis bargain sale a couple of months ago:
5. Infinity scarf – To be honest it won’t be the end of the world if I don’t get to these, but I’ve been needing a kick to make them since getting the fabric at the beginning of the year!
Maybe I’ll be travelling in style after all…
You will definitely be traveling in style!! Looking forward to meeting you in just a few weeks. 🙂
I love the look of that infinity blanket, it would be perfect for your flight.
I really like the fabrics for those infinity scarfs, those pink and blue ones are gorgeous!
What a lot of lovely makes (potentially!), looking forward to seeing the finished, am thinking more and more about that flannel!!
I've made infinity scarves but am not sure I know what an infinity blanket is. Looks like you have a lot of stitching to do!
You certainly will be one stylish traveller.
Loving those mopeds.
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Loads of gorgeous plans there – go on, get stuck in!
Oh gahhh – the peasant dress and blanket images won't load. Anyway, it looks like you are going to havev all your handmade bits. Name tag?
Traveling in style indeed, looking forward to seeing your laptop bag, pouch is real cut, and I really need to get me an infinity scarf or two, right now!
Very swish! Smart enough for an upgrade do you think??
Hope you have a productive few weeks and get them all done, would be fab if you can!
Gosh I hope you get all of those things done in time! You will be one stylish lady! I'm sure there'll be some plane envy! =D
You will be traveling in style for sure. That infinity blanket is genius! Love the fabrics you selected to make it.
You'll def. be the girl about town when you get that little lot rustled up! Jxo
Knowing you and your sewing ADD you'll get them all done ;o)
Looks like you have the handmade goods covered! Can't wait to see it all finished 🙂
You are clearly in style! I love all the fabric choices here.
Just a bit of a to do list then!! Infinity blanket? Sounds intriguing?
A few years ago I was catching a train to a quilt show in the suburbs and I was quite lost in the station.. until I saw some quilty types wearing quilted vests and patchwork bags, I followed them and caught the right trains. You'll have luggage and dress spotting. I'll be interested to hear how you go with the Meagan Peasant dress.
Doh!! You have fun luggage and dress spotting..
Great plans! I love your girl on a swing pouch – I think I need one of those! The infinity blanket is such a good idea…
sigh…I can't believe how much you manage to get done!!!
oh those scarves are going to be beautiful!!! i want to bathe myself in voile! 😉
I've got the laptop bag and an infinity scarf made, I have several pouches…I really want to make a weekender tote but it's not going to happen.I need wheels on my luggage! See you soon with all your traveling handmade goodies.
get going so we can see what you are traveling in style with love the fabric for the scarves .
Did you follow the infinity blanket pattern or change the sizes for yours? I love the idea for long flights and want to have a go for myself 🙂