I have really been working hard to put together my Etsy shop and try to be successful with it. It's going well, and I am feeling good about it all. I had some feedback, or rather a request, from an admirer who asked if I had patterns for any of my creations. It was a neat idea considering I don't really like patterns and tend to make everything up in my head anyway. Such a dork. :P
So, in an attempt to make a pattern of the oversized bag I made, I re-created it and wrote down what I did so I could make a pattern with the information.
Here's how the bag turned out. It's not quite like my Honey Honey Bag because instead of piecing the bag together and quilting it myself, I used pre-quilted fabric.
I've never used pre-quilted fabric before, and I have to say, I'm not such a fan. There are some nice pieces and maybe if I practiced a bit more with it I would come around. However, I think I want to stick to piecing and quilting myself. I have so much more control.
One thing I do really like is how many pockets it has. It has two pockets on the outside and six more inside. It also has a couple of small pockets that are perfect for pens. I made this same bag in a smaller version for my sister here.
This would be the perfect bag for a quilter or scrapbooker. It's deep and wide with lots of pockets for things, and instead of putting a zipper on top, I put a button. It helps keep the bag closed while still having things stick thru the top (like, say a quilters ruler; nice!).
This was a fun project. Now, I am going to test the pattern I wrote and see if it works or not. I think this will be a fun experiment. I'm going to link up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday, and hopefully my pattern attempt will become a Finish soon.