I have made the infamous Weekender.
After cutting all the parts and pieces for the sewing circle tote, which I actually started a few days ago as there are a LOT of pieces to cut, the first thing to sew was the straps. Let me just say this. If you are on the fence on whether to purchase Wonder Clips by Clover because you think they are only helpful for binding, I gave them a good workout today and they rate five out of five stars. Seriously. I might not have been driven to drink with the Weekender if I had had these wonder clips.
They are multitaskers, perfectly designed--flat on the bottom and lots of room on top to clip bulky layers.
However....I am now working on the lining. Which has zippered pockets and elastic pockets. I despise doing zippers on my Elna. Hate the zipper foot that she came with. Ordered another one. Hate it too. Please, please, tell me. How do you make nice stitching on each side of the zipper? What am I doing wrong? I actually ended up pulling out my beloved Singer Featherweight. Unlike my Elna, she seemed to breeze through zipper installation. So until further notice, she will be my go-to zipper installer.