Now I know some of you think I'm super quick at sewing and never seem to sleep so you'll be happy to know that I didn't just whip this one up today. I was one of the testers for Samantha's bag which I was very thankful for as I've still to make the January and February bag. I'm hoping to get those done in March but that depends what comes along during that month. Fingers crossed because those were lovely bags too.
Ok here's my version of Samantha's Convertible Bag. Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not brown.
I had this fabric for some time and have wanted to make some kind of bag with it so thought now was the time. I usually quilt my bags because I use fleece/batting and because I use upholstery fabrics a lot of the time I can't iron the fleece on because most upholstery fabrics don't react well to ironing.
I love the thumb catch on this bag.
This was the first time I'd sewn the bottom corners like this and loved the outcome.
Inside I made two slip pockets with room for a pen in the center but the pattern also has an optional inside zipper.
I also like the big outside pocket. Perfect for keeping your cell phone and keys.
And look how clever this design is. If you unclip the straps at the side and pass them though a loop at the back it converts into a backpack.
Another handy zipper pocket at the back to keep things nice and safe. The strap on this bag is very long and adjustable so you could also use it across the body. So there's three ways to use it, on your shoulder, across your body or as a backpack.
This is the third bag from the Bag of the Month Club but if you'd like to join in you still can and also get the January and February bag. I'm having a few internet issues and can't get onto Sara's blog to share the link for the Bag of the Month but if you click HERE it will take you too Emmalinebags where you can read the details and find the link to join.
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Maria ~