Fortunately the fleece finally behaved and using a pattern from my local quilt shop and some "Its a Hoot by Momo" yardage from the same shop, I now have this:
There are so many fantastic things about this rather simply formed bag. I love the dual colors on the outside of the bag, especially the trim at the top of the pocket. The inside of the bag uses the bottom outer accent fabric, other than the large divided pocket which is in the main focus fabric.
Although the pattern called for 2 such pockets, divided however I wanted for pens, wallet, phone, etc. I decided to make a zipper pocket on the other side instead:
These zipper pockets really are so simply to make and they def. make the bag more useful and my wallet more secure. As I'd already followed the instructions and made two padded pieces for the inside pockets, I turned the other one into a quick and easy zipper wallet:
|Purse and matching wallet will be available on Etsy in July - message me if you want to pre-claim it :) A pink option will be available then as well!|
Genius right? haha. The other thing I love about this bag is that it has ties on the side which let it expand, as shown above. That way you either have a cute handbag, or a handy tote bag.
The pattern is fantastic all in all as far as the design but I would not say it was super well written. The cutting instructions did not reference which fabric you should be cutting, and some other steps were rather complicated in the description especially with the lack of pictures. Fortunately I've made enough bags that I was able to muddle through it as it was a rather simply design, just not well described. And although this beauty does not match anything I own, I will still put her to good use because she is simply fantastic :-D
Happy New Purse Day... and as most other people in the United States would say... Happy Father's Day! :)
***Here is the the link to the pattern, just found it online****
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