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Sallie Tomato - Townsend Travel Bag

Townsend is a functional bag ideal for day trips and traveling!  Used as a carryon, gym bag, weekender, doll bag, retreat bag, or however you’d like!  The structured train case bottom is perfect for bulky items you want to protect, and have easy access to.

This is a Learn as you Sew Pattern!  You’ll learn essential tips and techniques about sewing bags as you create this project.  I’ll take you step-by-step so you’ll produce a professional looking bag. The finished size of this bag is 16” wide at base, 13” high, and 6” deep.

I recommend using quilting cotton or canvas for the exterior and contrast.  However, I encourage you to try using cork fabric or a light weight vinyl for the contrast.  With this option, to help reduce bulk, you can eliminate the heavy stabilizer (-3/4 yard) for the train case bottom. Quilting cotton can be used for the lining. This bag has a more professional, long-lasting finish if the recommended fabrics are used.  If you are concerned about sewing the train case bottom, I would suggest to make the entire bag out of quilting cotton.

Included are step-by-step graphics to help make the written directions easier to understand. Also included are many sewing techniques and tips to help you achieve a quality, finished project. This pattern is designed to help you learn and expand your sewing skills!  This sewing pattern takes approximately 5-8 hours from start to finish to complete.