Saturday, August 2, 2014
I've been really trying to finish things this summer...but with a sight-seeing trip coming up soon I started (and finished) something I've been wanting to make for a while: a cross-body bag that isn't too big and isn't too small. After a little internet research I decided on the "Two-Zip Hipster" by Dog Under my Desk. I've used Erin's patterns before and found them to be well done and easy to follow.
I'm so happy with this pattern. This was my first time doing a top "inset" zipper, and it went together easily!
The front of the bag has a zip pocket with a slip pocket right behind it.
I used more fabrics than the pattern requires. Since I just had 1/2 yards of a few of my favorite Cotton & Steel prints I used one fabric for the strap, one for the back, one main fabric, a front pocket fabric, and a lining fabric. It was fun to mix a variety of prints.
The bag is designed with a slider so you can adjust the length of the strap for a cross-body or over the shoulder style. I'm actually waiting for my slider to arrive Monday, and then I'll be finished.
The inside of the bag also has a divided pocket section. I thought it would be fun to use the states print for lining since I'll primarily use this bag when I'm traveling (although I don't know...maybe this will become my everyday bag, too--it really is not too big and not too small).
And I really, really love the recessed top zipper. I think I might have mentioned that. All fabrics by Cotton & Steel...I cut it out and interfaced the pieces one day and had it sewn together in just a few hours the next. Great pattern--not a sponsored review...just my personal experience with a pattern I tried and loved!
I also started a mini RainCheck this weekend...just need to quilt and bind this now!
And I have some binding to do this weekend, too. Abby did the quilting on my mini Red Letter Day (I usually quilt my mini projects myself...but I just couldn't decide what to do with this one, and since I was sending her some other things I added this in to the stack). I love how it turned out!
I also love what Abby did with the quilting on my Homestead wall hanging. As soon as this one is bound I'll share the finished quilt.
Hope you have some fun starts and finishes in the sewing room this weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!
♥ Posted by Sherri at 1:32:00 PM