Note: Only one of the above sentences is true. I'll let you decide which one.
My daughter asked me to make a purse-size messenger bag for a friend's birthday party this weekend. I've used this free pattern multiple times in the past with really good results. I decided to modify it slightly to make a smaller version, which would finish at 8" high, 8" wide, 3" deep.
Here's my modified version... which measures 9" high, 6.5" wide, 3" deep. One out of 3 ain't bad??? *sigh* And of course, the flap is too short for the bag... partially because the bag is 1" too tall... partially because of my stellar math / pattern translation skills.
My daughter picked the fabric from my stash.
I added a heart-shaped peace sign on the (too short) flap. The lining is the same blue as the peace sign and there is a divided pocket on the inside, as well. The strap is adjustable.
This is the back of the bag... that's another pocket.
Well it sure looks good when *she's* wearing it!! (Isn't she beautiful? Pretend this photo isn't dark and shadowy and that her gorgeous copper-red hair is shining!)
Of course, my beautiful model has now requested one for herself. I think I'll stick with the wonky bag measurements (I'm afraid of how much worse it could be next time) and instead just add 2" to the length of the flap, so it hangs all the way down over the front of the bag.
Oh, and did I mention *sigh*?
PS -- My beautiful model is looking over my shoulder as I type this, and just said to me, "You messed up?? I think it looks great!" Bless you, my beautiful girl!!
Linking up with:
Crazy Mom Quilts for "Finish it Up Friday"
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for "Whoop Whoop Friday"
I'm looking forward to seeing what you've worked on this week!
~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~