I made a few minor changes to the bag. Instead of using D-rings and lobster swivel hooks, I decided to make my side tabs a bit longer and insert eyelets instead of the D-rings. I was going to use the swivel hooks too, but they kept swiveling the strap so that the wrong side of the strap was showing. I opted to just tie a double knot after inserting the strap through the eyelets. It worked well.
Another change I made was in sewing on the flap. There was just too much bulk to sew it on according to the instructions, so I did mine a bit differently and added 2 rows of top-stitching. I love the look of the front pocket and flap.
I also made my strap longer and didn't add the adjustable buckle. I measured how long of a strap I would need and added extra to knot the ends to the eyelets. I thought the measurements in the instructions for an adjustable strap was too short to wear across my body. I like the bag to lie at my hip. I am 5' 3" tall and since we are all different sizes and wear our bags differently, you need to make sure that the length of strap in the instructions will fit you. It's easy to measure across yourself with a tape measure to where you want the bag to lie.
Here's my version of the bag~
|Front pocket and flap.|
|Side of the bag.|
|Inside the bag has a zippered pocket.|
|Back of the bag.|
|I made my strap to go across my body, but I didn't add an adjustable buckle. My strap is also longer than the instructions.|
P.S. Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mothers out there. Have a wonderful day ladies.
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