I made the Aeroplane Bag!

I made a bag - a big bag! With straps and pockets!

I love bags - I have a small collection of store-bought handbags and I've made dozens of small zipper pouches over the years, but I had yet to make a "real" bag.

Well - this month, I made the Aeroplane Bag by Sew Sweetness.

This bag is supposed to be an intermediate-level project, but the pattern is so well written a beginner can make one (it's not a quick make mind you!) I did have some issues with putting in the exterior zipper and it's definitely not perfect, but it closes and opens so that's good enough for me.

My version has one zipper pocket on the inside and one open pocket for easy access to stuff.

I'm super happy with my Aeroplane Bag and although I did get a few requests, I'm thinking I'm going to have to keep this one.

  • Pattern: The Aeroplane Bag by Sew Sweetness
  • Size: Long (18-1/2” x 14-1/2” tall x 8-1/2” deep)
  • Fabrics: Kona Jamaica (lining and straps), Nature Walk by Tamara Kate (main exterior fabric) and the accent fabric is a chevron that I bought a while ago (unfortunately, I can't remember what fabric line or manufacturer it was) 
  • Thread: Pieced with Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt

I will be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Cheeky Cognoscenti for TGIFF.

And this is finish #6 on my 2018 FAL Q1 list!


  1. What an adorable bag! I love your fabric combinations, especially how you did the chevron around the bottom of the bag. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF and congrats on your lovely finish!

  2. Your bag is beautiful! The fabrics and colors just pop and the design is wonderful. Enjoy using your new creation.

  3. LOVE the fabrics! They really worked up beautifully in this, and you did a very nice job on the bag.

  4. Looks great! Congrats on your first "real bag" finish!!

  5. It turned out beautifully! I've made several of Sara's patterns, all with wonderful results.

  6. Great job! Love the beautiful teal blue with the gray.

  7. Wow, looks great and I love you color choices too!

  8. Great job on your bag! Not all patterns are well written. Yours turned out great!

  9. Well done. It's beautiful. I hope you get lots of use of it.

  10. Congrats on getting this gorgeous bag done! I have this bag on my list and it is good to know that it takes some time. I hope you are able to get a lot of use out it.

  11. Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.



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