Well I finally made another bag for myself! This one is a messenger bag from Melanie McNeice’s book ‘Sew Cute to Carry’.
It’s a great size (being around 37 cm x 29cm) and so can comfortably hold everything I need in an everyday handbag. It has a double pocket inside and the only design change I made to it was to leave out the internal divider. I also couldn’t find any home décor weight fabric that I liked – so I used a quilting cotton for my printed fabric (Tula Pink Moon Shine Deer Me – strawberry) with a medium weight woven iron on interfacing. I then used a duck cotton fabric in black (again with the interfacing) for the outside of the bag.
I’ve very happy with the way it turned out and once all the preparation was done – it came together very quickly. I love the shape of the front flap and love the silver cummerbund buckle used to close it too. I also love the use of the feature fabric for the bag base - I think it looks very effective. So I’m very happy with my new bag and will definitely be making another one of these in the future too.