Christine's instructions are always excellent! I chose to use a lightweight denim with a contrast print cotton for the exterior and a home decor print for the lining fabric. I went to a local store to see what kinds of faux leathers they had out of curiosity, but then I remembered that one of my new goals (or resolution) was to use fabric I already have in my stash this year and not to buy any new fabric! So I turned around and marched out of the store! Then I went shopping at home, lol!!!
I love the size of this bag because it's not too large and not too small. I would have named it the Goldilocks Bag, lol!!!! There are pockets inside on both sides that you can divide any way you choose, and the divided zipper pocket in the middle that is so cool. The recessed zipper on the bag is so slick to make. I really love those pocket on the gussets; it's a great place to put your keys or phone or pocket tissues. Since there is a pocket on both sides you can put those things that you really need to get at quickly there.
Okay enough blabber from me and now on with the bag photos~
|I used a cotton print for the contrast fabric and the rest is a lightweight denim material. I chose to make my straps with a D-ring and the denim fabric, instead of using grommets.|
|I like this patchwork print and the little blue in it matched so well with the denim fabric.|
|I like to make and use zipper pulls for my zippers.|
|Pockets and my label on one side of the lining.|
|Pen pocket and pockets on either side of the pen pocket.|
|The recessed zipper.|
|Pocket on the side gusset. There is another pocket on the other side too.|
|Looking down into the gusset pocket.|
Check out the other testers and the lovely bags they made too. They all look a bit different because of the various fabrics they used.