Thursday, April 27, 2017

Enlarged Sweet Pea Saddle Bag

I made the Sweet Pea Saddle Bag by Blue Calla Designs recently and loved the bag, but knew I needed to enlarge it for myself, so I enlarged it 25%, but could have gone to 35% larger because I had to leave out a couple of things I normally carry. This great pattern is also a FREE pattern, yippee!!! Here is the enlarged Sweet Pea Saddle Bag I made, with some extra pockets I added too.
I did not add the tassel on the front bottom of the bag as in the instructions. I am not that into tassels, lol!!!

Batik exterior fabric.

Side of the bag.

I added a large slip pocket on the back of the bag for my keys and more.

I also added a divided slip pocket inside. The pattern has instructions for the zippered pocket inside, but I also needed a pocket for a pen and paper, so I added a slip pocket. All my crap fits inside, but I did have to leave out a couple of things I normally carry, so I could have enlarged the bag another 10%.

Inside the bag when empty.

Cross-body style bag with an adjustable strap is my favorite style bag!

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7 comments:

  1. Oh yes. I do like the enlarged version and love the fabrics you selected.

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  2. I'm crushing on your triangle hardware - first time I've seen it used where it fits the project.
    Beautiful batiks.

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  3. Lovely! I'll have to look for the pattern.

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  4. What an absolutely gorgeous bag.

    Hugs Diane

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  5. Beautiful bag Daryl, love the fabrics! I always seem to carry a wider bag......lol, I carry too much stuff!

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  6. I was lucky enough to see this bag up close and personal. I think its the prefect size and with all your pockets it really makes it efficient. great job, wonderful fabric, I love the surprise route 66 fabric for the interior as well. Straps that can be adjusted are so necessary, great job I know you will enjoy this one for a long time.
    tara

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