Friday, April 17, 2015

Hyacinth Bag - February pattern from Bag of the Month Club 2015

Front of Hyacinth Bag with flap closed
I got behind on making my Bag of the Month 2015 bags because I needed to fill some special orders and have just finished the February bag designed by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. You can still join the Bag of the Month Club 2015 by clicking here and you get all the bags already released and will be ready for the May and June patterns when they are released.

This is a cross-body bag that finishes 11" x 12" x 2", that is a nice size for everyday. It has a front flap that attaches with a hidden magnetic snap  (although a regular magnetic snap may be used also). Under the flap you may add storage for your phone, credit cards, cash. I chose to just add a slip pocket under the flap because I prefer to carry my wallet. The bag also has an adjustable strap.

I used a quilting weight cotton and quilted it to the soft and stable interfacing for both stability and to add a touch of style.

Front of Hyacinth Bag with flap open showing front slip pocket

Back of Hyacinth Bag showing exterior zipper pocket.

There is also an exterior zipper pocket on the back of the bag, a double slip pocket inside and a top zipper to secure the main section of the bag. An unusual feature is that the flap does not cover the top of the bag, but simply covers the front section that can be customized for special storage. The pattern suggests credit card and cash pockets (the area I simply chose to use a slip pocket).
Hyacinth Bag inside showing slip pockets
This was a fun bag to make. It is not a difficult pattern, but you will need some sewing experience. The pattern has clear photos with step-by-step directions.

Until next time, may you sew with joy, stay healthy and be filled with God's awesome blessings!

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