Just Jude & Friends: Travel Toiletry Bag


By Judith on March 21, 2021
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This week in our Instagram Pattern Designer’s collaboration for March we have been making one of my patterns.



I first designed this bag several years ago for a summer issue of Quilt Now magazine. It is a carry-all type bag for the many toiletries and sun creams you take away on holiday (Holiday? What’s that?!)

I just love the unique creativity and interpretations the other designers brought to this project.

Sonia:



Katy:

Jo:



And Sonia had the genius idea of incorporating a handle into the zipper tabs, which she has kindly given me permission to include in the pattern.



I’ve now updated the pattern with new ‘Carry Tabs’ and included lots more photos (you can never have too many photos right?!)



As you can see, there is lots of room for your essential toiletries (or in Jo’s case, sewing project supplies!). And the detachable ‘Wet Bag’ is lined with water resistant ‘Rip-Stop’ nylon to keep your toothbrush and flannel contained.



You can find the pattern here.

We’ve one more week to go in our IG Designer’s Collaboration! Come back soon to see what we’ll be making, or follow us on Instagram by searching #justjudecollaborates

Happy sewing!

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New Online Class: The Betty Bag


By Judith on August 2, 2020
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We are delighted to announce our next online class:

 

 

The Betty Bag is a slimline purse designed for holding your essentials without creating a bulky bag!

 

The Betty Bag

 

Whether you are travelling, out for the evening or just want a hands free shopping experience, the Betty Bag will perfectly meet your needs.

 

The Betty Bag

 

The zippered compartments are great for coins and notes (maybe even a second currency!).  In behind those there is space for a passport and phone, and in behind that is a credit card slot.

 

The Betty Bag

 

The strap can be made in 2 lengths, a shoulder strap or a crossbody strap.

 

The Betty Bag

 

And it is removeable too, so you can easily convert your bag into a stylish clutch purse!

 

The Betty Bag

 

The class will take the form of videos via YouTube, so you can stop or pause the steps to suit your pace and replay sections if you need to watch steps again.

 

The Betty Bag

 

Initially the class will be released on Monday 10th August in 3 weekly parts to my existing class ladies before being released for general sale as 1 complete video on Monday 31st August.

 

The Betty Bag

 

In this class you will learn:

  • How to use metal or plastic zippers
  • How to insert zippers 2 ways
  • How to quilt panels using a quilting bar
  • Bag construction using interfacing
  • How to make a removeable strap
  • How to insert a magnetic clasp
  • Single-fold Binding

 

The Betty Bag

 

I hope you will join us for some bag making fun!

 

Happy sewing!

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Toiletry Travel Bag Finishes


By Judith on June 24, 2018
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Two Saturdays ago I held my Toiletry Travel Bag workshop.

 

Travel Washbag

 

The classroom was buzzing as 11 ladies cut, quilted, piped and zippered their way through the workshop!

 

Toiletry Travel Bag Workshop June18

 

And despite a few new techniques to overcome, these are the amazing bags they produced!

 

Toiletry Travel Bag Workshop June18

 

Aren’t they brilliant!

 

Well done ladies on your fabulous bags!  Time to start dreaming of new places to visit!

 

Travel Washbag

 

And if you’d like to make your own sizeable toiletry bag, you can get the pattern here (includes instructions for the ‘wet bag’).

 

Travel Washbag

 

Happy travels!

 

 

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