Thanks to the hard work of my lovely pattern testers over the past few weeks, my Traveller Bag pattern is now available from my shop:

Designed to fit with most airline carry-on size restrictions, as the pattern cover suggests, there are a number of features that make this bag your ideal travelling companion:

  1. External inset zipped pocket, ideal for holding
    travel documents
  2. External bellows pocket with snap closure,
    perfect to store a book and snack for use on the journey
  3. Internal inset zipped pocket, well placed to
    hold small items you don’t want to misplace
  4. Internal divided pockets, excellent for holding
    a pair of shoes
  5. Detachable, adjustable strap, so you can choose
    how best to carry your bag
  6. Bag feet to protect your bag from muddy puddles

The use of both fabric and leather leaves a nice, professional finish for your bag, people will all want to travel handmade like you!

You may recall that I make the original bag for my mum for Christmas using a lovely heavyweight faux wool fabric, and here’s what my fabulous testers created:

Chris went a little dotty with hers, along with beautiful pale leather accents:

Tamara went for a rugged, all fabric approach with hers, ideal for the snow and ice she was experiencing as she made it:




One of Anneliese’s cheeky monkeys decided she needed to help show off her mum’s new London themed bag, made specially for an upcoming trip to London, complete with an additional key fob:



And finally, Lynne got hers fully kitty approved, in fact every time she opened it, her two cats felt the urge to leap in…




Thank you ladies for all your hard work, and hope you get to go to loads of wonderful places with your new bags!