Friday, April 28, 2017

Cross Body Bag

Recently I came across what has become my new favorite bag making book. I got the book to peruse as a possible book to teach bag making from in my shop

The great thing about this book is that it teaches you about all the basic elements of a bag - interfacings & battings, hardware, pockets, closures (like zippers and magnetic snaps), etc. You start with a basic tote bag pattern. Then working your way through the book you learn how to alter this basic tote bag by adding elements and changing the shape.

I love the book and ordered several copies for the shop. The bag I chose to make as a store sample is the Cross-Body Bag. It has two outside pockets, one zippered (photo directly below) and one open (second photo below).

It has a zipper on the top and no pockets on the inside.

In addition, the shoulder strap is adjustable and calls for cool hardware. It is large enough to carry a tablet but not so large that you can load it down with a bunch of heavy junk.

If you are interested in learning to make bags, this is a great book to own. You can follow the patterns in the book, as is, or use them to learn how to create your own unique "perfect bag."

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