Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Jennifer's bag!

I have had an idea in my head for months now; of this new bag I wanted to make, but I could never find a fabric that spoke to me, until the day I went into one of our LQS and  saw this pattern. It is not exactly what was suck in my head but so close I bought it! Gee thanks to whoever did the hard work on this pattern you saved me time.     

 Where this pattern was not exactly what I had in my head but it was very close and being so busy with life, sometimes we just have to compromise.  The instruction were ok, not perfect but who's ever perfect. There are a couple thing I'm not sure what she was thinking,  but they work.  The import thing I learned about this pattern is it is not a pattern you make out of scraps it takes quite a bit of fabric because the pieces are so big.  ( I guess if one wanted make it all pieced like a quilt then you could scraps, I don't know if you'd lose the look though)

                                  This is the outside of the bag and the strap it's all one piece.

                                                             Outside contrast and strap.

 This is the inside of the bag, both sides get this big strip across them, they make pockets. She leaves it to your own opinion as to where you want the pockets. I choose one large section the middle in which I added a zipper pocket! (not in the pattern) leaving two smaller pockets on either end. The opposite side I simply divided into three pockets.

 I love my finished product ! In the end this bag has 10 pockets not counting the big center pocket of the bag.!!!!!! I did use my mine for about a week when I opened the trap up and shortened it three inches!!!! So if you like your purse a little higher keep that in mind when using this pattern.

You can find more bag patterns at, they have lots of fun patterns.


  1. I really like your fabric choice ! Nice job !!

  2. I'm going to make this bag, and I was glad to see your photos and and comments!

  3. I shortened mine, too! Thanks for the tip!

    Question - did you quilt the strap as suggested? And if so how far down did you go? Would love to hear what you did!


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