My obsession with pouches has moved on to the next level! Over the past month I have been trying some different stitch styles attempting to design a functional hand bag that would also be so uniquely mine. It had to be a bag I would be excited to show the world. After several near hits and a few miserable fails, I am thrilled to share this Summer Cross Body Bag.
I chose a cotton yarn because I thought that would be a great medium for a summer item. Also, I tend to stitch loosely, so the cotton yarn should offer some stability and a little less stretch. I do think that this bag would be beautiful no matter the yarn chosen.
**Pattern to follow:
This pattern will be the first more detailed and multi-step pattern I have ever written. I am going to take my time. While I write out the pattern, I will create another bag to be sure that I can provide you with a complete and workable pattern. For now, I’m attaching some photos so you can see what it looks like.
(I know the stitching for the lining is awful. I don’t have the patience for hand sewing. I’m trying to recruite my oldest daughter for the job, but since there’s no pay and the boss is kinda…well…bossy, I guess I better find a sewing machine and quick!)
This zipper was so worth the time to install. It’s lightweight and hidden so it’s just perfect. I think in other designs I can mix up the color combinations with the zippers but for this one I stayed with white.
Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with the final product. I hope to offer a variation of this Summer Cross Body Bag in colors and sizes for sale when I have an Etsy store up and running.