It is a true sign of how crazy my life has been lately that I haven't managed to share this with you all yet. But I am actually published in a second magazine that is out right now, Modern Patchwork by Interweave Press.
Now part of the delay was because my copies of the magazine were originally sent to New Orleans...yeah...I've been gone for a year now...but databases take a while to get updated. So I didn't even see the magazine until a week or so ago. Actually I went to Barnes and Noble on the day we moved to get a little break and to check out my project in the magazine. I wanted to see how it looked! lol
I had this idea for a travel laundry bag because I needed one! Necessity is the mother of invention right? And what better fabric is there for this kind of project than Heather Ross' Laundry Line fabric?! Perfection! (Can you tell I was pleased with my choice?)
I paired it with my absolute favorite stripe by Jennifer Paganelli and threw in some Sweetwater Canvas on the bottom and the strap. The bag has a double cord stop opening for easy closure and mesh fabric to help that laundry breathe! Plus the handy strap lets you hang your bag on anything you can find in your hotel room or home away from home while you fill it up.
I used a combination of french seams and packaged bias tape to make sure that every seam was perfectly covered and finished. This bag is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside!
It's ALMOST too pretty to put dirty laundry in it. But never fear...it's completely functional and I think it would make doing that laundry at the end of the trip a treat...because it's all coming out of this adorable bag. It is definitely big enough to hold a couple of days worth of laundry for sure... sadly I have not taken a trip since making this bag and have not been able to try out it's full capacity. ;) But I will!
So if you want to make one of your own, pick up a copy of Modern Patchwork. I personally think this is the perfect gift for someone who truly has everything. I bet they don't have a custom travel laundry bag.