Traveling Handmade!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Traveling Handmade! by jenib320
Traveling Handmade!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I have always liked sewing bags, but ever since I sewed my first real successful purse last year, I began to really love adding handmade goodies to my travel. When Megan and I decided to do Travel Handmade this summer, I wrote myself a long "hope to sew list" of bags to take along with me to Sewing Summit. I am happy to report that almost every item got finished! Don't worry, some were past projects, they weren't all sewn in the last few months! The only non-handmade bag traveling with me is my suitcase (I'm not THAT crazy!)!

Here it is all together! It didn't seem like much until it was all in one photo. I guess all that nervous energy had to go somewhere, hehe :)

Laundry Bag (tutorial on my blog), Simplicity 2274 Duffel Bag & Luggage Tag (review on my blog), Jane Market Tote (pattern).

Boxy toiletries bag (tutorial), Orla placemat bag (tutorial), Flat iron case (tutorial), Make-up roll (pattern), Small zipper pouch for hair ties, medicine, etc.

Traveling Handmade - Gadgets by jenib320
Traveling Handmade - Gadgets, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Heirloom & Little Apples drawstring bags (one for camera, one for chargers! tutorial on my blog after Sewing Summit!), Laptop case (tutorial), iPad case (tutorial), Mendocino drawstring pouch for headphones (made by Jess!).

Traveling Handmade - Sewing by jenib320
Traveling Handmade - Sewing, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Zig-zag and Logcabin project zipper pouches, Travel sewing kit (made by Jessica!), Tiny scissor cover.

Traveling Handmade - Purse by jenib320
Traveling Handmade - Purse, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Emma Bag (Grand Revival Designs), Metal frame pouch for candy (made by Yahaira!), Mini Shopper and business card pouch (made by Terri!), Fabric Envelope for documents (tutorial on my blog), Patchwork Coffee Cozy (guest tutorial on Skip to my Lou).

Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in one more post before I leave on Thursday for Sewing Summit, but if not, I'll see you all next week! :)


  1. That is INCREDIBLE!!! It is all so beautiful. You are going to be the most stylin' person on the road/plane/train, etc.! Well, you and all the other wonderful sewing folks out there in blog land! This post has given me so much inspiration.

    Have a wonderful trip!

  2. Holy Hannah! That looks like a display for a beautiful shop. Everything is so nice and all useful. Can't wait to see them all in person.

  3. So pretty, I want to make them all!! Great fabrics too. I really must try making some bags :)

  4. Love,love,they`re absolutelywonderful.I don´t know which is my favorite.

  5. I am in awe, they all look so perfect and the fabrics you've used are to die for!

  6. omg. omg. omg.

    you are crazy girl! i love it all. they are all different and unique yet go so well together! no wonder you are so excited to travel!

    there are a couple of these things i want to make myself, but i have so many uncompleted projects it will be a while before i start another one!

    do you sew every spare minute in your day? haha!

    have fun! can't wait to hear all about it!

  7. WOW - I am really pleased that you mention you did not sew these all in one day but do have extra hours in a day than the rest of us? :o)
    They are all gorgeous and amazing fabrics. Definitely some I want to try out.
    Enjoy your travels!

  8. Wow, your bags are amazing!! Have a fun trip.

  9. You know... a cute little bunny tote with that mesh stuff on one end... and you'd have a nice little carry-on bag!


  10. Hi Jeni. :o)
    Way to go! What a gorgeous set of bags you have created!! And how darling to be able to take them along on your trip. I followed your tutorial for the pillow case and posted this afternoon if you would like to drop by. :o) I am also having a little give a way and would love to have you join along. :o) I am counting the days until The Sewing Summit!! I am so excited!! :o)
    hugs. Trish

  11. Wow! Good work! I think my favorite is the laptop case, but I love them all!

  12. Awesome! I'm now inspired to get more done on my "To do" list. Thanks for the pics. :)

  13. awesome finds and makes. :)

  14. well done! i'm living thru you (and everyone else) vicariously since I can't make it to Salt Lake City this weekend... have fun! you're obviously prepared - such great travel companions :-)

  15. this is totally nuts jeni! nuts in an awesome way! how inspiring. :)

  16. You are the Travel Handmade Queen :) Love all of them :)

  17. This is a beautiful and impressive array of baggage! All of them are super. I love the outfit you've chosen too..a couple of posts back..sorry, I only caught up on them today! Have a wonderful time away.

  18. So inspired by this post Jeni!!
    When my luggage grows up it wants to look just like yours!

  19. Wow, wow, wow! What fun!!!

    I can't wait... a couple more days til we go! :)

  20. Bags are my most favorite thing to make and I've done lots of them over the past few years. Your array of luggage is impressive.

  21. You've set the bar so high, I can't even see it! ;) Seriously, Jeni, you are the epitome of traveling handmade. See you soon!

  22. Wow!!! I couldn't even get around to making myself a name tag for this weekend- Ha!! :-) This collection is amazing and inspiring!!!

  23. you are my kinda bag lady! such a collection ... admirable, beautiful.

  24. You must be the best "dressed" traveler anywhere! Love your projects - thanks for inspiring me!

  25. wow! you don't mess around when you sew OR when you travel :)

  26. Your first picture is now my wallpaper on my computer to serve as inspiration! Love everything you made and your blog! Slightly jealous that you have "sleeping beauty" in plum.
    Hope you had fun at the sewing summit!

  27. Wow, these are all amazing Jeni! I especially love the little scissor covers :) It was great to meet you at the summit, your class was great!

  28. If I had seen this before Sewing Summit I would have made you show me all of them in person! Great to meet you!

  29. Really looking amusing these bags... I am keen to make some of them... thanks for sharing

    flight bags
    leather tote bags
    wash bags for men
    sports bags for men
    retro bags

  30. Just love the colors of these stuffs.It's so awesome,BAGedge BE014


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