and I finally get to use my Weekender bag! We’ll see how it holds up in a jaunt across the country. I plan to use it as my carry-on and I really hope it will stow safely under the seat in front of me.
I’ve made a few other things along the way that get used when we go on trips. The first thing was a request from Chris who travels the world for work: shoe bags. He had gotten one with a super fancy shoe purchase and then we realized we both needed them. Badly.
Here are some I made from a selection of his old dress shirts. I’ve lined the interior of the bags with some soft flannel I had lying around for an extra layer of shoe protection.
And here are some I’ve made for my mom. I learned a few things from the first time around, namely don’t be afraid to make them too big. Ours are a little snug, but mom’s shoe bags are nice and roomy. They are really just a simple drawstring bag (but a little larger) like this one here at Sew 4 Home.
Another thing I’ve made, courtesy of last years February issue of Martha Stewart Living, is this tie envelope. As previously mentioned, Chris travels the world for work and thus needs a way to transport his ties.
Were I to make this again, I would defiantly add some heavy weight interfacing or maybe even cardboard to stiffen the sides of the envelope a little better. Overall, however, it works pretty well.
Do you have any fun things you’ve made to travel with? Do tell. And don’t worry, I may be going on vacation but I’ve prepared enough posts to get through my time off. You wont even know that I’m gone!