The pattern is designed with a luggage sleeve on the back to slide over your rolling suitcases. I decided not to add the luggage sleeve to mine as I do not have rolling suitcases and I don't travel much anymore. So I sewed that sleeve inside my bag and turned it into a pocket instead. I love the large drawstring side pockets and the front pocket too. I made my flap larger so that I could quilt a flower design on the flap. You can use the carry handles or clip on the strap for wearing on your shoulder or across your body. I made my strap narrower because I only had a narrow swivel hook. I probably wouldn't use the long strap anyhow.
Some of the testers used faux leather as the accent on the bottom and for their straps, which is a nice touch too. You need to see all the testers bags to see how great they look in the different sizes and fabrics they chose too.
Here's my bag and I just love it!
|I quilted a free-motion flower on my flap that I made larger.|
|I forgot to put on the cord stops when I took this photo. I have since put the cords stops on the drawstrings, which makes it easier than tying a bow, lol!|
|This is the back of the bag where the luggage sleeve would go if I added it. But I wanted my pretty floral print to show more and I wouldn't use the luggage sleeve so I left it off.|
|Zippered inside pocket with the floral fabric as the lining.|
|I turned the luggage sleeve into a slip pocket, which is the black pocket across from the zippered pocket.|
|Since I have small hands, I folded my handles in half and stitched them in the center where I grab the handles. It fits my hand so much better that way.|
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