Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Passport to Summer Toiletry Bag Tutorial

I made a fun project last weekend that I get to share with you today. It's a Toiletry Bag for Dad, just in time for some Father's Day sewing. I don't know about you but the Dad's in my life are hard to sew for, but this is the perfect gift. Manly on the outside, personalized and fun on the inside.

This project is part of the Passport to Summer Sewing Series on Fabric.com and you can find the Tutorial HERE.  I really love how it came together. You might not be able to see it too well but the fabric on the outside has metallic gold woven into it which makes it a little extra special. It's one of the Robert Kaufman Essex Dyed Linen Metallics.


I built it a little differently than I usually make a bag. The lining and the exterior fabric are layered together before sewing and the seams are all finished with bias binding on the inside.


I also used Molded Plastic zippers this time around.  I sure love how easy they are to slide open and close.


This project was a collaboration with Fabric.com and they sent me the supplies for it. Go checkout the tutorial and make your dad something special. As always, if you make one I'd love to see it. 

Happy Sewing!

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  2. Hi. Where is the tutorial?
    It says it can be downloaded "here", but I don't see a link to do it.
    Thank you

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    1. Hi Ellen, sorry for the confusion. Just click on the word "HERE" and it will take you to the tutorial that is housed on Fabric.com. Good luck.

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  3. Ellen, click on the word HERE (above, in the article) and it will take you to the fabric.come site and directly to the pattern instructions.

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  4. Hi there, in the article on the Fabric.com website, several numerical directions i.e."sew ?" from the edge" have question marks instead of numbers. Can you identify the mystery directions? Thanks!

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  5. Hi there, in the article on the Fabric.com website, several numerical directions i.e."sew ?" from the edge" have question marks instead of numbers. Can you identify the mystery directions? Thanks!

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    1. Hi there!! Don't you love a good mystery? Ha ha. So sorry about that. My instructions were complete when I sent them over to fabric.com. My only guess it that there has been a formatting error. I'm working on getting it corrected. In the mean time if you want to email me directly I'll send you a copy of the tutorial, There are too many ?s to explain here in the comments.

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  6. Hi there! Can you please email it to me at glkring@sbcglobal.net
    Thanks so much! Looking forward to making this!

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    1. It's on it's way. I would love to see it when you're finished. #roadtriptoiletrybag

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  7. Love love love this!! I don't see a way to upload my finished bag but would love love love to show it to you!!! Thank you so much!

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  8. I would love to get the emailed tutorial, please :). Daffy AT shaw DOT ca

    Thanks!!!

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    1. Hi there, Please email me with a valid email address and I can send it your way.

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  10. I would love a corrected emailed version of the patten also, I plan to share it with my Bag Ladies club I lead, I've been searching for a good toiletry bag for summer. Thank you so much! Linda - freshgingers@gmail.com

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  11. Hi Sarah, I just finished my second bag and love it. Question: the patterns calls for ByAnnie's Soft and Stable. Do you know if this is similar to In-R-Form Plus Double Sided Fusible Foam Stabilizer? I just used a Pellon DecoBond as my interfacing as that is all I had in the house. I would also love an emailed version.

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    1. Great Marie!! Yes you can use that stabilizer is similar, any fabric covered foam stabilizer will do. There are many copycats of the original ByAnnie's Soft and Stable. Pellon makes Flex Foam. Automotive Headliner fabric will also work even though there is fabric only covering one side of the foam. Email me a photo of your second bag too and I can show it off in my facebook group.

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    2. will do! can you email me a good copy of the pattern please

      is there an easy way to put the bias binding on the seams?? that's the only issue I have. thanks

      again..... LOVE this bag

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  12. Love your bag and thanks for sharing the pattern! Which of the Essex Metallic Linens did you use? It looks like it has such an unusual cast.

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  13. Thank you!! The fabric is awesome in real life. It's called Metallic Storm. The link for it is in the post above but here it is too. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0441913/kaufman-essex-yarn-dyed-linen-blend-metallic-storm

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