OK first, can I just say that this bag needs a better name? If anyone has a suggestion, please leave a comment! This bag is loosely based on one of my favorite bags. I love cross body bags for the grocery store, running errands, walking the dogs or any task where I need my hands free. I love not leaving my bag in the shopping cart or worrying about it falling off my shoulder, while having my phone, list, coupons, etc. right there in easy reach. I’ve made several of these and I’ve actually made three sets of pattern pieces now, but each time I get stuck. Working on these bags is actually how I figured out the zipper technique, but then I ended up making the Quick Zip Lunch Bag instead and put this on hold. With summer in full swing (we went from 50° to 90° overnight) I no longer have jacket pockets to shove my phone, keys and wallet into so it was time for a new bag. I love this final size and I’ve been carrying it for almost a week and I really like it. I just need to tackle this pattern piece problem.
Today I’m going to fix the pattern pieces and then make a final prototype. Then I need some light colored fabric (why is 90% of my stash dark colors?) so I can take the pictures and write the instructions. Hopefully I can get it ready to test by early next week!