Added Mar 13, 2012
My entry is based on the Summer Purse from the Vintage Notions book.
Last summer I was on a mission to make a bag that I could wear around my waist while on my bike, but that I could also wear on my shoulder so as not to have to walk around with a hip sack when I arrive at my destination. Not my favorite look. But, I didn’t come up with anything I loved. Inspired by the name of this pattern, last summer’s failed quest, and this awesome retro bike fabric, I decided to give it another go. And I love it.
I used Stiffy instead of buckram; I added a zip pocket to the flap for quick cell phone access; I added a detachable, adjustable strap which can be worn around the waist/hips while riding; I added belt loops with snaps so it can also be worn on a belt with the strap detached & stashed inside; I also put D-rings on the belt loops so the strap can be clipped on and off; Because of the outside zip pocket, I skipped the inside patch pocket
Organic cotton purchased last summer and hoarded until the perfect project came along
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