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.

If I had that headdress I’d be a Rockette.

I just got an idea yesterday that I needed a cute travel bag.  So I overthought it for awhile  And decided to make the Aragon Bag, a pattern by Sew Sweetness.

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Well this fabric is just pretty darn awesome.  At first I called her Mary, then I figured out she is Our Lady of Guadalupe.  But I am just tickled that she now has a green zipper passing through her breasticular area.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to like this bag.  Though I don’t think it’s big enough for a weekend getaway.  And in an astonishing turn of events, the darling Miss O declared her undying love for the project in it’s infancy.  I think she thinks it should be hers.  There might be a tussle.

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Okay.  This dude just plain makes my day.  The guy on the right, the one with the hella good hair/feather headdress.  And how ’bout that skeletal dude with the shot, the one who looks like he’s wearing a zipper pull as a monocle?  But really, you should check out the zippers.  There is something intrinsically satisfying about having awesome, colorful zippers sitting around just waiting to be inserted.  In fabric.  Through Mayans.

I think this might be a whole bag tomorrow.  And I know just the person to model it for the photo shoot.

Stay crafty, my friends.