My new travel bag. Do you think the Mayans drank tequila?

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I love the way this bag turned out!  Probably because the fabric is just so amazing.  Made by Alexander Henry, it is called Contigo.  Apparently that means “with you” in Spanish.  I also looked up “me equivoque,” which means “I was wrong.”  So now I suppose I’ve got a carry-on offering apologies from the ancient Mayans.  I guess they felt the need to apologize to that woman who fainted from the excitement of becoming a human sacrifice.  Or something like that.  See the tequila bottle to the left of then agave plant?

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What a great pattern!  I used the Aragon Bag pattern by Sew Sweetness.  You can buy it here:  https://sewsweetness.com/shop/aragon-bag  I made a few modifications so it will work for me.  I left off the front pocket, since I didn’t want my handsome Mayan bisected with a flap.  Although I had no problem bisecting Our Lady with a zipper.

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I also made it two inches deeper, so hopefully I can cram enough in it for my weekend in Waikiki.  I put a sturdy layer in the bottom and attached six feet so it doesn’t get airport cooties on it in transit.

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Rustled up some charming little fellows for the interior.  I don’t think you can ever have too many zip pockets.

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Looking forward to field testing this next Friday.  Hopefully it will scare away some little kids in the airport.  Hmmm…I wonder what other cool things I could make with Contigo fabric?

Stay crafty, my friends.

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