Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Seneca Creek Bag designed by Betz White

I recently finished my version of the Seneca Creek Bag by Betz White as part of the Bag of the Month 2015 group. This is a delightful small bag with lots of interesting options. It finishes to just 7.5" high x 10.5" wide x 1.5" deep with an adjustable strap that can be worn over the shoulder or adjusted to fit around the waist. You can find out more about Betz White's patterns by clicking here.

The main compartment closes with a nice secure zipper. It also has an interior zip pocket and an exterior envelope-style pleated pocket that closes with a snap.

As soon as I got the pattern, I began the fun task of digging through my extensive stash to find fabric. I found some lovely greens that seemed just right for this bag.

I found the directions excellent and the bag was quickly sewn together.

Front of bag showing front flap that secures the envelope pocket.

Inside look at the bag showing the top zipper and the inside zipper pocket.

This is a great little bag that can be made up in a variety of fabrics to suit every taste. As with the other Bag of the Month patterns, they are currently only available with a membership in the Bag of the Month Club 2015. You can still join the club for this year and immediately receive all five of the patterns currently released. For complete info on the Bag of the Month Club, click here.

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Serendipity Hip by ChrisW Designs Sew Along

I recently participated in a sew along to make the delightful Serendipity Hip bag by ChrisW Designs (order your own pattern by clicking on the link on the right edge of this page). This is an amazingly well-organized small cross-body bag that finishes 8 inches wide by 10 inches tall and just 1 3/4 inches deep.

It has a top zipper securing the main compartment. On the front is a slip pocket with a phone pocket inside and an exterior zipper pocket.

Inside the main compartment shown above, the pattern provides for the 2 card pockets, 1 slip pocket and a zipper pocket. You can see that I added an additional slip pocket on the left in the photo above. I cut my original phone pocket too small and since I hate to waste pretty fabric, I simply added it to the lining as an additional slip pocket.

As always from ChrisW Designs, the directions and pattern were excellently written and easy to follow. This bag sewed together very quickly and was a lot of fun to make. I can see myself making more of these.

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