Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Polly Bag with Hot Air Balloon Flap

As I mentioned in my last posting, I was going to show other bag I made using hot air balloon fabric. This is the same digitally printed hot air balloon fabric as I used in the Brookfield Bag that I posted a couple of days ago.

This bag is from Andrie Designs, called Polly. It's a small bag with a flap that is perfect to highlight a nice fabric such as this hot air balloon print. You can see a lot of Polly Bags by clicking on the link above and one woman is wearing hers to get the idea of scale.

I have had Polly on my to-make list for quite some time now, so I finally got around to sewing this bag. It's a cross body bag just large enough to hold a few essentials like a wallet, phone and keys. Polly measures 8" wide x 9" high.

I made one change and that was to place the zippered pocket on the back of the bag instead of under the flap. I figured it would be easier to access on the back, rather than having to lift the flap each time you wanted to just get something out of the pocket. Yes you still have to lift the flap to access the contents in the bag itself, but I guess I think differently about such things? LOL!

On to Polly~

This bag is also accented in blue fabric like the Brookfield Bag, but different blue fabrics.

I have seen some of these real balloons flying in the sky here, like the lower left Trip-Around-the-World quilt design (perfect pattern and name for using on a hot air balloon), and that Winking Cat balloon.

The zippered pocket that I added to the back of the back instead of under the flap as the directions instructed to do. I think it breaks up the look on the bag back too. Plus a pop of red zipper looks nice, don't you think?

Looking down inside the bag. No need for pockets inside this one as it is small and there is that outside zipper pocket.

Nice bright lining.

This Polly Bag has SOLD.  I can make a custom bag in any fabric colors you like. Contact me if interested.

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  1. No, no, no, you're not thinking differently — at least from me! (LOL) under the flap is not the place for convenient access! Love that cat balloon in the corner...

  2. I agree the zippered pocket looks and functions better on the back-nice work!

  3. adorable, love your color choices they really highlight the balloons. i agree about the zipper on the back and i think the red for the zipper is a fun choice. Great little purse to carry the essentials. i'm sure it will sell.


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