If you haven’t already seen, the new Sunrise Saddle Bag is available now!
I wanted to dedicate a separate post to my testers this time around. I always have exceptional testers, but this time I was actually organized enough to put something like this together! :)
Kylie, as usual, is up first. Literally. She finished her tester bag with only my text instructions. Kylie is always the first to finish, and she helps my anxiety about pattern pieces not fitting together and other drastic issues. I trust her enough that I sent the pattern to her without any photos after the strap, and this is what she sent back! You can follow Kylie at Sew Fun by Kylie on Facebook! <3
Cara made two! (Can I just say how excited I am that clearly I am not the only one addicted to making these? So exciting!) You can follow Cara’s shop Early Bird Stitches on Facebook and Etsy!
Joy made one out of cork which is just AMAZING! See more of Joy’s work with cork on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.
Margareth added this cool strap! Check out her Instagram for more!
I almost forgot Karen! And that would be sad because Karen’s is amazing! I looooove this flip lock and the black and pink are gorgeous! See more of Karen’s work here!
Hi Erin, love the look of the new bag, and have bought the pattern. I have a question, that you or some of your followers might answer.
I made the 2 zip bag to take on a 6 week holiday, and found it really good, even though I turned the pattern around to make it less tall and slightly wider. That worked well for me, but now I am going away for 3 weeks and want to make another bag.
I like to wear it across my body and use it everyday for my phone, wallet, tissues etc.
What pattern do you think would be a good bag to make.
I have purchased alot of your patterns.
Have you considered Erin’s Daytripper bag? There are two sizes available and it’s a bit more polished than the 2-zip bag.
Hi Sue! I think you can’t go wrong with the Sunrise Saddle Bag design. I’ve been using it everyday since it came off my machine and I have found it to be the perfect size for everyday use….or just a quick trip to the shops. Love the crossbody / hands free strap too. Also have to say I love the size & number of pockets – everything stays in the pockets very safe and organized.
I think this one would be perfect because even packed it really won’t be too heavy to carry all day every day for a holiday, so unless the fact that it lacks a top zip bothers you, it would be perfect and cute! I would invest is a very sturdy twist lock, and make sure your phone or camera fits in the zippered pocket – and possibly add a 2nd zip pocket to front of the inside. It might be perfect!
I made the Time for a Change bag and it was the perfect cross body bag. I made it for my vacation which included a quilt show and lots of shopping. Jut love it! Deb
Just curious if something like Soft and Stable would work in this bag. I want to make a bag for my mom, but she wants something with structure.
I think that it would *look* fabulous, but it’s going to consume some of the (limited) interior space of the bag. Since the bag is small already, I left out the foam to try to maximize volume. Please let me know if you try it!
What if the pattern was printed at 125 percent to accommodate the foam?
Oh my word I love the Dr Who fabric and the tweed! Think this might be my next pattern attempt after a bit more practice on the zip and go. Got some tweed last time I was over in Harris but I think it’s going to take a few more bags before I’m confident enough to cut in to that quite yet! I absolutely love your patterns though so really enjoying the practice!
I can’t believe they trusted me enough to cut into the “good” stuff!
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I will come back and let you know when I have decided/made my next bag!