is done......now I just need a pool !!
I was really looking forward to this months Bag of the Month pattern because it was to be designed by Anna from Noodlehead. Don't get me wrong...I love all the other designers and have had the pleasure of either sewing some of their patterns or testing them....I know them! But I have never sewn a pattern made by Anna, I have just admired them. I was really curious what she would come up with and how it was written.
I am happy to say I was not disappointment. At first I thought it was a pretty simple tote bag but once I got sewing I discovered that it may be a simple design ( compared to a few of the other bags in the Bag of the Month ) but there is something special about it that makes me like it a lot ! I don't know if it is the size, or that it has a super good cut; fits under the arm perfectly, or the accents ?? Whatever it is, it all works great together and I love it!
This is a BIG bag!!
Your really can use it for a day at the pool or beach....I tossed in a Sauna towel ( its big) and it hardly takes any room in it at all. Sunscreen, bottle of water, a book and some snacks would have no problem fitting in it to!
The one side of the bag has a zippered pocket...for your keys or valuables
The other side has a slip pocket, perfect to drop your sunglasses in !
I used the pleather for the handles and accents. I had no trouble sewing the pleather on the accents parts (actually I was really surprised how well it worked with Annas instructions) ....
....but the handles almost killed me...sewing through 8 layers of pleather put my machine to the test but we did it !
Now that my bag is done...who has the pool ??
I promise not to wear a bikini!!