Whenever I write up posts on patterns that I’ve created, I try and remember about how I came across the pattern. This time, I have no recollection about how I came across the pattern for this bag. Perhaps it was some late night Googling?
- The bag is very large. So much space inside. Perfect for my Uni class.
- You create 2 pockets, one zippered, the other snap closure.
- Despite all the padding, its not very heavy.
- The gathering on the flap is a nice addition & interesting to construct.
- Pattern is easy to understand.
- The amount of pieces of fabric/interfacing/padding that you have to cut was testing my patience. You get over this once the bag is finished.
- As always with american patterns, no metric units were used. Thankfully rulers come with both centimetres & inches on them, so when creating the paper pattern I didn’t have to struggle with converting units. Still a pain though.
Sara asks for sew-in invisible snaps. You can purchase these from Spotlight for around $3 a pair. Make sure you buy TWO packets. It will save you an extra trip! They are metal snaps on attached to a piece of plastic. Keep in mind that by the time all the padding & fabric are smooshed together, these snaps don’t have any magnetic powers. Further research will be required for a stronger pair or alternative.
You can purchase either a physical copy of the pattern or save on air miles by buying the PDF version like I did, here. Also Sara lives in the US so I had no idea of shipping costs & I was not patient enough to wait for weeks. I also purchased the Tudor bag but have run out of time to make it this summer break.
Sara has a ton of patterns in her online shop. I just want to buy them all!