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.
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 Sewphisti-cat.com, they have lots of fun patterns.