|The Manhattan Bag front with flap closed|
I chose a quilting cotton that I have had in my stash for years waiting for the perfect project. This pattern comes with two sizes a Miss and a Mamma. I made the Mamma which finishes to 11.5" x 10.5" x 3.5". The Miss is smaller, finishing at 9" x 7.5" x 2". It also has an adjustable strap so you can wear it cross-body or on the shoulder, whichever you prefer.
Under the flap on the front of the bag is a roomy slip pocket that would be great for a cell phone. The flap closes with two magnetic snaps.
|Manhattan Bag bag back showing exterior zipper pocket|
|Manhattan Bag flap unzipped showing case for glasses|
|Glasses case open|
|Manhattan Bag showing inside slip pocket|
The pattern is clearly written with lots of excellent diagrams for each step. Check out Janelle's website in the first sentence to see her other fine patterns and purse making goodies and hardware. She is also the designer of the Necessary Clutch Wallet that I have featured in earlier blogs.
Until next time, may you sew with joy, stay healthy and be filled with God's awesome blessings!