My computer is not feeling well. It has a virus or two or more. While it is at the doctor’s, I am not able to load photos.
I will be traveling cross-country by air in a few weeks. These are 2 – 3 day trips and I am attempting to travel light – limiting myself to a carry-on bag. I was previously informed that my commercially made wheeled carry-on luggage was too large to qualify.
So, off to The Stash…
But before I cut the first snip, I did I bit of engineering
I went to http://www.luggageonline.com/about_airlines.cfm to determine allowable dimensions. Apparently not all airlines have the same size limitations. 22″ x 14″ x 9″ seemed to be the smallest, so that determined size.
Then I listed the carry-on features I wanted:
- Light weight (since I could not locate any sew-on wheel kits!)
- Colorful (in case I did have to check it – I want to be able to spot it easily in baggage claim)
- Metal Zippers (no explanation required)
- Quick Access Outside Pockets for: Boarding Pass
- More Secure Outside Pockets for: Cell Phone and Driver’s License
- More Outside Pockets for: Writing Utensil, Kindle/Magazine, Water Bottle and Food
- Luggage Tag that requires more than a glance to determine my identity.
I found Simplicity 2600 in The Stash. The Duffle Bag (View A) was what I wanted to start with. It’s dimensions are 13″ * 20″ * 11″. I added 2″ to the width. The pattern even came with a luggage tag pattern!
I used fabrics and trims remaining from the Market Bag Projects and love the results! The Stash even had several metal upholstery zippers labeled “Clearance: 50 cents”!!!! (I knew I would find a use for them!)
I think if I use the coordinating Market Bag and the Duffle, I will be able to carry-on all I need!
Photos will be up as soon as the computer recovers!