So, I finished this today:
So, what are we naming this bag? I’m TERRIBLE at naming things. Help is always appreciated.
It can pretty much hold a whole day’s worth of “purse” stuff (you know, a water bottle, Kindle, reusable bags, wipes, snacks, giant sunglasses, etc.) I used mine when I took the train to the city for the day to get my passport. It would be a great amusement park or theme park bag or convention bag. It’s not HUGE, but make it too big and your shoulders would hurt anyway. It’s a cross-body bag, but I’d like the strap to be a little shorter than the hipster so it can also be a shoulder bag. And yes, an iPad DOES fit. ;)
• All Day Bag
• Everything Bag
• Downtown Bag
• … yeah this is where i run out of clever ideas, if I had any to begin with.
So, I used Pellon 926 on the prototype, since Fusible Fleece is a big fat fail in my book (too wrinkly, not supportive enough.) Another option is to layer Pellon 50 and batting. Not sure what I’ll try in the next one. I will probably make one or two more “prototype” (meaning, no process photos until it’s perfect) and then make one final one stopping every 5 seconds to take photos.
Now, this pattern is going to take me a month to write, if it goes anything like the Two Zip Hipster did. So, if you haven’t bought one of my patterns yet or have your eye on one, please consider it so I can pay my mortgage while I spend the next 30 days editing pattern photos? :) I’m terrible at self-promotion but I am going to be getting some ads going, but please if you’ve made my bags and like my patterns, tell a friend, retweet, post on FB, anything. I want to be able to be cranking out patterns for you, and that helps me do so.
I also used Pellon 926 on this. LOVE IT. It’s a big stiff, but it cut away from the seams beautifully and sewed through very nicely. It’s basically half-way in between Peltex (Pellon 70) and Pellon 50. I think I will find lots of uses for it.
It’s a smaller version of my passport wristlet that I made for Toronto.
It needs to be a tiny bit wider, but otherwise it’s perfect. I’m tempted to whip up this pattern quickly for you, both because I love it (and want one for myself) but it’s an easy zipper technique and it doesn’t take a ton of fabric. That almost, kind of makes up for that fabric hog at the top of the page. What do you think? The iPhone happens to be the same width as my passport… so by some miracle, it’s also the *perfect* phone wristlet.
Thank you for any and all name suggestions!