Annie Unrein
Project

Ultimate Travel Bag

You Can Make This

Annie Unrein made Ultimate Travel Bag with:

Sew Sturdy:  The Ultimate Travel Bag

Online Class

Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag

with Annie Unrein

Q&A with Annie Unrein

caleonard asked:
What are the dimensions of this bag?
Annie Unrein answered:
The bag is 18L x 13H x 8D and is perfect for a weekend trip!
lily_band5338874 asked:
Do you down load the pattern .do you have to print it out .im thinking of taking this with Annie as love the bag and would love to make them for my sisters for Christmas .im not good at enlarging downloaded patterns .any help will be appreciated
Annie Unrein answered:
The class materials include the pattern which you download and print. The pattern does not include actual pattern pieces for the project as everything is cutting using a rotary cutter and ruler. So there is nothing to enlarge. The pattern includes layout instructions, directions for assembly and labels for all the pieces. The class will walk you step by step through all the techniques. It would make an awesome gift for your sisters!
lily_band5338874 asked:
Hi Annie thank you for getting back to me so soon . I will take your class now.and I'm sure my sisters will love them for Christmas , that means I have 4 to do. Thank you
Annie Unrein answered:
Better get busy! Happy stitching!
gwouellette@gmail.com asked:
I have your Ultimate Carry On Bag pattern. I have pretty much everything I need but I am wondering if I should do this one instead. What is the difference in the patterns?
Annie Unrein answered:
The pattern in this class is pretty much identical to the Ultimate Travel Bag pattern. It is very similar to the Carry On ! Travel Bag pattern except for a few differences. The Ultimate Travel Bag pattern has some additional features which we love: The Carry On! Travel Bag has quilted and fabric pockets on the inside of the bag. The Ultimate Travel Bag uses mesh for those pockets instead. This reduces bulk in the seams making the bag easier to assembly. It also enables one to see what is inside each pocket and makes the pockets a bit stretchy so they'll expand slightly. The slip pockets on the inside of the Ultimate Travel Bag are cut a bit wider so that a gusset may be folded into the pockets on the side, allowing more extra expansion. That feature is not included in the Carry On! Travel Bag. Instructions are included in the Ultimate Travel Bag pattern for adding buttons to the bottom of the bag to reduce wear. That is certainly an option on the Carry On! Travel Bag, but directions for placement are not included in the Carry On! pattern. The Ultimate Travel Bag includes a handy back strap which allows the bag to be secured to the handles of rolling luggage. Sweet! That feature is not included in the Carry On! Travel Bag. The Ultimate Travel Bag pattern is arranged a bit differently than the Carry On! Travel Bag so steps are done in a slightly different, more intuitive order. Steps are basically the same, though, as are cutting directions and dimensions. The Carry On! Travel Bag includes instructions for making either 1" or 1½" straps and handles. Because we feel that the 1½" handles are more proportionate to this size bag, the Ultimate Travel Bag pattern includes instructions for ONLY the 1½" straps and handles.