Sunday, September 18, 2011

A New Bag For The Autumn

I needed a break from quilt squares, so I decided to make myself a new bag for "back-to-school." This Echino cotton-linen print has been in my stash waiting for just such a purpose.
Pocket detail.
I used a pattern by Keyka Lou, which you can find here.  As with all Keyka Lou patterns I've tried, this one was well-drafted with excellent instructions.  The only deviation from the pattern is that I made a faux-adjustable strap, using only a D-ring.  I couldn't find a one-inch buckle that would feed the thickness of the strap through twice (as required with an adjustable buckle).  Oh, I also included a little clip for keys, but I didn't take a photo of that. 

I'm completely in love with this bird motif.

This bag is actually different than what I normally carry.  I went practical this time, so I chose something not too big that I could wear cross-body. My favorite part of the bag is the curved pocket, with another one inside.  It's perfect for slipping in a cell phone or keys.

You can kinda see the D-ring in this picture.


QuiltyGirl said...

Love the bag and the fabric! I didn't realize this bag was so big! It looks tiny on her site. Love her patterns. :)

trinh said...

i love the fabric!