The Drawstring Sling Bag is designed by Gary Fletcher at Fashion Clique. This bag was really easy and quick to make up with endless possibilities. Check out the other testers bags HERE they all look great and very individual. The bag features a roomy interior, draw string closure and a magnetic clasp and flap. The finished dimensions are approx. 11" H x 10" W x 8" D.There were no pockets inside so I added a couple of slip pockets to hold my cell phone. You could add a zipper pocket if you wanted to.
My bag is pretty plain so I decided to do some wavy quilting on it. I love how it turned out.
This is the underside of the bag.
I made the drawstring red to match the stitching on the flap. I think it brightens it up a bit.
The pattern uses bias binding around the top of the bag which is a nice feature but I wanted to make mine quicker so used the turn inside out method by leaving a gap in the lining seam.
This is the first time I've installed eyelets and was surprised at how easy it was.
This is a great bag for a confident beginner. As you can see there is only one seam at the back and if you're worried about getting the oval bottom to fit the body of the bag then don't becasue the pieces fit perfectly.
This is the first bag pattern released on Gary's new site HERE and if you'd like a copy there is 10% discount. Just use this code 10off to get your discount.
Thanks for dropping by and hope you'll come back tomorrow when I'll be showing you yet another bag.
~ Maria ~