Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Denim Cross Body Small Savannah Bag

I have made several of these Savannah Bags that I reduced in size to 75% and each time I tweak the bag a little differently. This pattern comes from ChrisW Designs and the Savannah is really a large laptop bag pattern (which I made the original size too years ago).

I made this one out of denim and added an applique flower to the flap. I changed the flap on this one a bit too, making it a bit shorter and adding a magnetic snap closure for this bag. I know some people don't like flaps on bags, but I like them and I especially like to be able to feature a fun fabric, applique, painted design or patchwork on the flap so I can add some creative touch to a bag. How about you are you a flap or no flap person? What is your favorite closure? Zipper? Magnetic snap? Twist lock? Or? Inquiring minds want to know.


I like to make a long adjustable strap so that it will accommodate nearly all body sizes.




I love the side pockets. Perfect for keys or a cell phone too.


I like to divide large slip pockets with a pen pocket down the center so you can have easy access to a pen or pencil.

Roomy interior with a zippered pocket on one side and the divided slip pocket on the other side.


I added 7 pockets in all to this bag (including the pen pocket). The laptop larger version has a lot more pockets, but there is no need for that many in a smaller version.

Linking this to Elm Street Quilts Bag It 2017.
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10 comments:

  1. Daryl, this one is gorgeous!!! I like the denim, the flower (perfect applique'), the zipper (OMG!), and the lining.

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  2. She's very pretty - denim with flowers is a great combination :) Now I need to go downstairs and pull out some floral fabric that I saw earlier today when I was looking for something :D

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  3. I like this bag and I am probably a magnetic closure person. Love your slip pocket with the center pen/pencil slot. Lots of pockets allow for great organization. Lovely Dear...<3

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  4. Love the flower and the zipper pocket on the bag. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

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  5. I am in the flap camp, I think its because my favorite style of bag is a "messenger bag". I think its a safety thing to have a flap. I'm currently using a purse that's too small and everything keeps falling out of it which drives me crazy. I love pockets and you are the queen of adding pockets which is great. The flower applique makes the whole thing look so happy and unique. With a flap you don't have to have an added closure. great job as always Tara

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  6. Beautiful appliqué and the lining fabric is lovely!

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    1. Thank you Marsha! You are a no reply, so I couldn't email you directly.

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  7. I love the denim fabric !! Great work !!

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  8. I like flaps on bags. Magnetic closures are also great. That divided slip pocket pen holder is very useful. It could also hold a smartphone stylus. The bag is gorgeous with that large pink flower. The beads and heart on the back zipper are also very cute.

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  9. Thank you so much Danice! Since you are a no-reply, I have to respond to you here, so I hope you are returning to read my reply? I appreciate your comments!

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Hello and thank you for stopping by to comment. If you do not hear back from me via email, then you are a no-reply and I cannot reply because you do not have your email address listed in your settings. I do appreciate every comment. Thank you so much!

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