But it had to be F-A-S-T!!!!! Because I waited until the afternoon before the trip, AND we were leaving at 4:00 a.m.!!! So I worked out this little idea and let me tell you - not only was it the World's Fastest Suitcase-Make, but it also worked EXTREMELY well. At first, the family was laughing and calling it my "pillowcase suitcase" but it didn't take long for them to change their minds - even hubby commented several times on how well it worked!
|Overall dimensions are 20" x 17" x 4" - more than enough room for clothes, shoes, and toiletries for a 3-5 day trip.|
Here it is with the zipper open...
|One zipper...two seams...and a strap! Couldn't be easier or faster!|
Close-up of the cute zipper...
|See the cute polka-dot zipper? :-)|
I boxed all four corners to give more depth. Here is one short end.
And the long side.
I made the strap a few inches longer than the bag so that I could get into the bag easily. I wanted to make another, flat strap to go on one long side, but decided I was running out of time since I had to get up a 2:30 a.m. The bag fit perfectly on the suitcase caddy in the hotel, and it was super easy to carry slung across my shoulder/back, too! Whenever the family is impressed with something I made, then I know I done good ;-)
P.S. Hubby said "And you used fabric from your stash, too...right?" I said "Define *stash*...how long do you think fabric has to be in the house before it becomes stash? One month? One day? 15 minutes?"