Monday, February 3, 2014

Crafty Traveler Blog Hop

There's nothing I love better than checking out new bag tutorials, so I was thrilled when my friend Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts invited me to share my latest tutorial as a part of her wonderful Crafty Traveler Blog Hop. Spring and summer are still a few months away, and now is the time to start making bags for our upcoming vacations. I can't wait to start making a list of all the new bags I need to try!

So...the Ellie Travel Case. This little bag is small but mighty and absolutely perfect for carrying cosmetics or toiletries on your next trip. It also works great as a traveling sewing bag, just the right size for a project on the go. You'll find all the instructions for making a case of your own right here. The lovely people at Riley Blake Designs shared some of Lori Holt's upcoming Vintage Happy collection with me to make this version of my bag, and I love the way these prints fit the retro look that I was going for. One isn't enough, of course, so I'm hoping to make another case soon...

I've already seen a few Ellie Cases pop up on Instagram, and I've heard that there are more to come. If you make one, I'd absolutely love to see it. Be sure to tag me @fabricmutt and add the hashtag #ellietravelcase so I can take a peek at your creations!

 The Crafty Traveler Blog Hop runs from February 3 to March 12. Link-up your travel handmade project March 6-12 for a chance to win one of three great prizes! (US only) 

#1: Free Spirit Fabric, Crafty Traveler Tote supplies and Dritz rotary cutter. 

#2: Box of 50 Coats Threads

#3: Pellon Prize Pack (Interfacing & Batting) 

To enter to win simply link up your project at on March 6. Please link from a new blog post but your project can be anything you've made to travel handmade within the last 6 months. You may also link from Flickr or Threadbias. 

Blog Hop Schedule
3/6: Link-up opens at 
3/13: Winner's announced! 
 Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. How fun for you to see Ellie Travel Cases popping up on Instagram :-) Hope you managed to get your writing draft finished xx

  2. You know I love this bag. Bags are such a challenge for me......but sew worth the effort!

  3. LOVE this bag! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern as part of the blog hop! I can't wait to make one of these. :)

  4. Love your new pattern Heidi! Thanks for sharing :). I think seeing it made by others has got to be the highest compliment!

  5. Hi, I just found you and started following your blog. Great tutorial! And I'm a Bag Making Lover too. Check my blog when you have time.

  6. I must go check out the other versions of this, just posting mine on my blog tonight :-) Must check out Jennifer's series too :-)

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  8. Heidi, I love every detail you mentioned in this post. I have accomplished innumerable DIY projects related to food, sewing and decoration. I am looking for similar platform that you got with Ellison Lane Quilts to highlight my skills.
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