Monday, December 29, 2014

My Next Sewing Pattern

Although I have a sketchbook full of bag ideas, I always have a hard time choosing which one would make a popular sewing pattern. This time the choice was easy as I've had so much interest in this next bag along with many requests for a zippered bag. I have not chosen a name yet but this is on my to do list:

Large Pleated Zippered Cross Body Bag in Echino Bicycles with Vegan Leather

Large Pleated Zippered Shoulder Bag in Black Denim with Organic Leaf Line Canvas in Black and White

This is a larger sized bag and it will come with a few options. For fabric bags, I will give instructions on adding a faux leather bottom and for full faux leather bags, you can omit the strip at the bottom as seen in the bag below:

(The wallet in this photo was made with the Necessary Clutch by Emmaline Bags)

I will also be including 2 strap options: double shoulder straps or a cross body strap. You will be able to add both if you prefer! I am hoping to give clear instructions for the faux leather shoulder straps and I am even contemplating an instructional video!

This bag will come with a zippered closure but I am still trying out various methods of constructing this to find the easiest method for most sewers. I am leaning in the direction of a wide open zippered opening because it is the best method for getting those cross body straps in place.

As usual, I will have a nice variety of pockets and features inside the bag: slip pockets, zippered pocket, optional pen slip pockets and a swivel clasp for keys.

Stay tuned as I will try to post some photos of my pattern bag in progress!