Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Savannah Bag Made Smaller

I posted last week about the Savannah bag I made that was a pdf pattern from Chris W. Designs and that's the bag I use to hold my lap top and stuff for my lap top because it is a large bag with lots of pockets. Well I got to thinking how much I liked certain aspects of this bag and thought why not reduce the size and put in fewer pockets so I could use it as my everyday bag/purse. That's just what I did. This is the smaller version of the Savannah bag. 
I quilted the batik flap and the blue fabric that I hand dyed last summer. I made a few adjustments to this bag, one being I didn't need the pen pocket or the slanted pockets. I made the hook strap longer and the flap all one piece, but shorter.
Back of the bag I made the zippered pocket and measured the placement correctly on this bag, lol.
Inside the bag I have the patch pocket and plenty of room for my wallet, sunglasses case,  reader eyeglasses case, my handy strawberry bag, tissues and more.
After I showed this bag to my daughter, she said, "Where's my bag"? She uses a messenger style bag that's smaller than this one that she purchased a few years ago. Her bag is showing some wear and my Savannah Junior size is so much better looking than her bag and is roomier too. So I guess I will be making another junior-sized Savannah bag in colors that she chooses.
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13 comments:

  1. I love your bag Daryl! Great adjustment to make it fit your needs :*) Of course your daughter needs one too!

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  2. This bag is perfect, and the batik is beautiful!

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  3. Nice fabric choices. The size is perfect. I like it a lot.

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  4. I love your bag Daryl! So roomy and easy to see into. For me the hardest thing is finding my stuff in my bag. LOL Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  5. Your new bag version is teriffic, Daryl! It has a great opening to see where everything is.

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  6. Love your new version Daryl and love the quilting on the blue and flap:) Love roomy bags! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    hugs,
    Norma

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  7. Brilliant idea to make it smaller. Worked out beautifully and it still looks quite roomy. Love the fabrics and quilting.

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  8. I really like this version of the Savanna bag, this seems to be a bag with plenty of room for storage, I love this!! Thanks for sharing with us the photos of the bag after having changed the size of this bag. I like the fabric you've used, you've done another beautiful creation!!
    Love it, love it and love it!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  9. I love the shape of the bag and it looks to be a good size for everyday use, yet still roomy. A zippered pocket on the back of a bag is a must for me. Oh and your quilting just finishes it off perfectly.

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    2. Hi Daryl, I've featured your small Savannah Bag today... Threading Your Way Features

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  10. Love the big bag so much, and this smaller one is fabulous too. Well done!

    Susan

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