I made this bag for myself. I know, weird. I rarely do that. But.....I may change my mind. I do this a lot. I will make something with the intention of putting it in the shop, but like it so much I want to keep it for myself. Granted, I rarely do keep it. It can be hard to let go. So when I do make myself something, and really like it...I wonder if I should put it in the shop :)
My son tells me to just make another, which I can - kind of. Since everything is OOAK, it will never be the same if I attempt another. Especially this kind....no pattern. I was winging it. Sort of. My everyday bag I use now is this basic design, which is based on a larger one I have made before. But this time I just winged it - no pattern.
I am not sure if you can tell by this shot, but the way the strap is set - on the front, not the sides - the bag lays nice & snug on your hip. I love the way it wears. I can lean over to get kiddo's stuff from the back seat or whatever & nothing falls out. "Look ma, no hands!"
This is a close up of the flap. I put a square glass bead near the end of the leaf. It acts as a weight to "close" the flap over the bag. I used this on my mini backpacks & loved it. It's a nice way to feel closure and yet keep things easily accessible. I always have my hands full & opening a zipper one handed can be a pain.
And an inside view. A nice simple solid green. Plus, the stitching on the opposite side of the leaf looks kinda cool.
So - stay tuned...will she keep it for herself? And if so, will she make more? And does anyone besides her really care? :)