Choice #1- Sweet Harmony Bag by Amy Butler (all was not harmonious when making this bag- did she choose that name as a contradiction in terms or the sense of relief one felt upon completion). The sheer volume of pattern parts to cut out was phenominal. When pattern pieces were stacked on top of one another the pile was almost 3" tall. That Lady sure loves her interfacing.
|pieced exterior pocket with piped cording|
Kona coal and various yummy quilting cottons
13 x 9 x 4"
|other side- also pieced exterior pocket|
|"secret" cell phone pocket|
|interior zippered and open pockets. Roomy central pocket. It's fall, so Alexander Henry's apple fabric used as the lining seemed very apropos.|
Choice#2: Cross body Bag, original design. I got real friendly with my seam ripper on this bag after I realized that I had included one too many pieces (did I mention there were lots of "pattern" pieces with this bag too) when sewing the lining and ended up with a zippered pocket without a back. I mean a project isn't a PROJECT without a
|One side with open (magnetic snap) pocket. Ikea decor weight fabric (grey) with chartreuse/ mustardy-yellow corded trim. Zippered main bag compartment (top). Teal strapping.|
13 x 11.5 x 3"
|reverse side, Ikea decor weight fabric, grey and white, zippered outside pocket. Ikea fabric fussy cut for front and back to maximize pattern layout and scale.|
|"hidden" cell phone pocket- borrowed that idea from the Sweet Harmony bag.|
|close-up of cell phone pocket. The bag's main grey color is more "true" in this photo. The closure is velcro with a decorative button sewn over the top.|
|interior side pocket, with a space (far left) for a pen(cil). Pockets inside big enough for a cell phone or small pad of paper.|
So dear followers/ partner/ partner who is also a blog-follower, which would you choose? Let me know which one and why- remember, it's your choice.