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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Prototype Bag

Here is the first version of the bag from the pattern I bought in Santa Fe. I'll change a few things on the next one, especially the fabric which looks too military for me. I used it because I didn't want to waste good fabric if it didn't turn out well. I do like the size and shape though, so I'll be making another one soon.

This side called for a long strip of velcro under the pocket flap but I find that makes it too hard to open. Next time I'll make the pocket deeper and just use a small spot of velcro or a magnetic snap. I like the sunglasses pocket on the gusset near the top but I'll make it a bit deeper the next time. It is fine if the glasses are not in a case but it's too short for my case.
Now I just have to get rid of some junk so it won't be so heavy.


Nellie's Needles said...

Looks good! And your planned modifications sound good. Another you may consider, is an adjustable strap. I like that mine can be shortened to carry it over my shoulder and the purse nestles into my side. It can be lengthened if I ever need to carry it securely by putting the strap diagonally across my chest/back. That would be great when scurrying through an airport pulling all my other stuff.

Myra said...

Great bag Joyce! Looks like a very comfy one! Your changes for the next one sounds good, and I like Nellie's suggestion too!
Happy stitchings!

Meggie said...

It seems you had a wonderful trip, & now are enjoying the fun of sewing with some of your 'finds'.
great bag pattern.