This bag is packed with pockets. It has two elasticated side pockets on the outside as well as a pocket with a magnetic button flap closure on the front and the back has a zipper pocket.
Inside there is loads more. Again two elasticated side pockets, one large elasticated pocket divided into two and another zipper pocket. Then there's all the space in the middle. It's great to use as a diaper bag or even a weekend bag. That's what I'm using mine for.
No my lens isn't dirty LOLLL it's all the natural light coming in through the window.
I can't get hold of soft and stable like Sara used in her pattern so I used fusible batting onto home deco fabric and then on top of the fusible fleece I used fusible interfacing which made it a really sturdy bag.
The inside seams are finished off with bias binding and with all the thicknesses I had to cope with it was a bit of an effort sewing it on, I ended up sewing the whole lot on by hand but I'm happy with the result.
The only thing I would do differently next time is to cut the fusible fleece smaller than the main bag pieces to reduce the bulk when sewing. Luckily I had my heavy duty industrial sewing machine which coped with all the layers beautifully but I think the finished result would have looked tidier if the seams had been less bulky.
If you attempt to make this bag with the layers I used and don't have an industrial sewing machine then DON'T use home deco fabrics with fusible fleece and fusible interfacing. Use a lighter fabric and cut the fusible fleece smaller.
Now for details of the GIVEAWAY. Sara has very generously offered a free pattern for the Aragon Bag to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave me a comment below, I'd love it if you followed my blog but it's not necessary. Also please pop over to Sara's blog and check out all the other testers beautiful bags.
When you leave a comment please leave your email with your comment or make sure you are not a 'no reply' blogger, if I can't get in touch with you and you're picked I will have to chose another winner.
The giveaway will run from today until the 1st Oct 2013 when a winner will be picked by Random Generator. If you can't wait till then to see if you've won then you can find the pattern at Sara's pattern shop HERE.
Best of luck to all of you and thanks for stopping by.
~ Maria ~