First off, I made myself a new carry-on. I had been planning this for a long time and had all my fabric and supplies ready to go. I used the Cargo duffel pattern by Noodle Head. It was an easy pattern to follow and it's a great sized bag for air travel. I added a liner and left off the exterior pockets but otherwise followed the directions. The only thing I would change is to make the handles stiffer.
The boys are now old enough to carry some of their own airplane supplies so I made them both simple drawstring backpacks. I found at least a half dozen tutorials online for this type of bag. I added simple zipper pockets for them and they were very happy to have their own special bags for the plane.
I'll be sewing up a few more of these soon since my nephews saw them and asked for their own special backpack.
I also made myself a new travel sewing kit for my newest English paper piecing project since travel always leads to lots of car naps.