24 May 2013

Weekender Backpack Tote

I am currently testing out my newest convertible bag - the weekender backpack tote!

It is large enough to hold everything you need for a weekend away - and it's a great carry-on bag.  I've been using it to carry my DSLR and computer, a couple clothing items and snack foods, and other travel essentials.
It is made of heavy duty cotton (both outside and inside) with tan leather details.
This bag can be expanded to tote form which makes it really easy to load and unload.  Inside, there is a pocket to hold my laptop, a zip pocket for jewelry and other small items, and pockets for chargers, pens, etc.
The side tabs also snap down for a more square bag that can fit under airplane seats.
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The large front pocket has a turnlock clasp closure, and is useful for holding boarding passes and maps.  It also features a lovely Amy Butler print!
The straps are specially designed to be convertible on the fly.
It can be carried either as a regular tote bag...
...or as a backpack.
This was one of my more recent attempts at adding leather accents to a bag, and I really like how it turned out here.  The leather bottom adds durability, which is useful in a travel bag.
I have a few more trips planned in the coming months, and I plan to fully evaluate the function of this bag at that time.

1 comment

  1. hi Lorenna, just found your blog, love this bag! You look like an experienced sewer! I love bags too and travel, maybe instead of the old black backpack I should make one (when I have time! haha) Did you use a commercial pattern or make it up?


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