Friday, July 10, 2015

The Sloan Travel Bag

Back in February I tested the Sloan Travel Bag for Sara of Sew Sweetness and I'm late in posting about it as I was in Spain and only had my cell phone to work from, so here it is now.

I was delighted with this bag. I loved how big it was and also liked the fabrics I chose for it. I was worried the orange may be a bit bright but it worked fine.

This bag would be great to use as an overnight bag but could also be used as a laptop bag with loads of room for extras, or as a diaper bag.


The bag is plain on the back but if you are skilled at making bags and comfortable with zippers you could add another pocket here too.


 The Sloan Travel Bag features a 3-dimensinal front pocket.




Everything kept safe with a recessed main zipper.


And I love all the pockets on the inside. One zipper pocket and four slip pockets.


The pattern also includes an elastic key strap in the lining which you can't see on mine because I didn't make one.


The pattern called for padded handles but I just made mine as I would for all my bags without the padding but it would be a good idea to make them that way if you are going to stuff your bag as it can get heavy and the extra padding would be kind on the shoulders.


Love the side pockets, very useful for keeping a cell phone handy or some tissues.




Finished Size: 18” long x 14” tall x 6” deep.

If you'd like to buy the pattern you can get it HERE and if you'd like to see photos of the bags made by the other testers then go HERE.

Happy Sewing

~ Maria ~

6 comments:

  1. Great bag. I also like the fabrics you chose. The orange looks great on it. It will make a great bag for traveling. I'm really happy to have you back on the blog world. ;-)

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  2. Well, Maria, you know I love the colors you used on this bag. You are shocking me with all of the bold colors but they look great on your bags. Love your quilting lines. It is becoming your trademark.

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  3. That *is* a great looking bag - I particularly like the pocket with the magnetic closure, and the flap that's totally separate from the pocket. I don't think I've seen one like that before - it's a nice touch!

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  4. Good looking bag. Your fabrics are stunning . Your workmanship is really fine. The top stitching for all the pouch pockets and the flap pocket looks great.

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  5. Good looking bag. Your fabrics are stunning . Your workmanship is really fine. The top stitching for all the pouch pockets and the flap pocket looks great.

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  6. Good looking bag. Your fabrics are stunning . Your workmanship is really fine. The top stitching for all the pouch pockets and the flap pocket looks great.

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~Maria~