Friday, 25 April 2014
Ready to Travel?
I recently offered to make a little cross body bag/purse/pouch for a friend who is soon going on an exciting trip and had not been able to find anything she liked in the shops. I set about searching Pinterest for a suitable pattern and came across this one from Susie's Country Garden - and conveniently there is a free PDF. I find going backwards and forwards from laptop screen to sewing machine tiresome - especially as they are in different rooms!
The bag was quite quick to make so I made another one the next day using an old printed traycloth I had squirreled away. As with all patterns my second bag was slightly altered to suit - I used the blue edging from another traycloth as a strap, omitted the inside pocket and added a magnetic closure - although using an elastic hair tie is a great idea and works really well.
Here's a picture of the back which shows the cottage pattern. This is a great little bag if you are planning a trip or an evening out when you don't want to take your daytime handbag with you. Thank you Susie!