Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Travelling Bag update

Wahoo!  All the fabric has arrived :)   I found some upholstery linen for the outside and the interior and lining linen has arrived and is in the washing machine!  Now for the zip, which is predictably more difficult to find!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Travelling bag

Most of the credit for some of the inspiration for this post comes from this bag which I found on pinterest and another blog - http://donisdelis.blogspot.co.uk/ . 

So..... when we were on holiday a year or so ago we kept finding that the bags we had brought with us for sightseeing were just wrong!
The rucksack my husband had brought was too big/heavy/cumbersome.
My bag didn't have enough pockets to carry/separate 'stuff', have a secure pocket for money or passports, or wasn't light enough or strong enough.
I was quite envious of a woman who had a bag with lots of zip pockets and was made of a kind of ripstop fabric, strong but light and quick to dry, but her bag couldn't have been used sightseeing and then out to dinner, by me at least!!!

So the list of what we wanted kept getting longer and I had to dream up something!

Today I started on the first trial, I do suspect there maybe more!!!

I have lengthen the strap to make the bag work cross-body, but I have an idea to be able to shorten the strap to use it as a normal shoulder bag.  I have left the outside as it was, nice and simple, but there are lots of different pockets on the inside, some with zips to make sure they are secure.  There will also be a zip to close off the whole opening, to be technical it will be a 'Two Way Closed End Head To Head zip', but all that means is there are 2 sliders and they open from the middle of the zip!

So now I have to go and find fabric!!!!