Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bag testing for Katy!

A few moths ago now, Katy @ The Littlest Thistle put out a call for pattern testers for her "Bag Along Bag" pattern and I put up my hand to volunteer.
I decided to use up some of my Denyse Schmidt "Aunt Edna" stash with some grey denim to make this large 15” x 11 1/2” x 5 1/2” bag.
 I used contrasting red piping and a red zip for the back pocket.
This is a fabulous bag to make as Katy's pattern includes quite a number of different techniques including:
  • External zip pocket
  • Internal zip pocket
  • Bellows pocket
  • Elasticated pockets
  • Piping
  • Twist and turn lock (I ended up using magnetic snaps as I could not find any twist locks)
  • Adjustable strap
  • Recessed zip opening
  • Bag feet  
This bag could also be adapted for use as a camera bag or baby bag -  Annelieises daughter is using hers as a dance bag. I am planning to use mine when we go on holidays soon as I can use it for carry-on luggage on the flight.
 Katy has done a post about the bags that her other pattern testers have made also, so please pop over here and see their lovely versions..

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Linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory


  1. What a lovely bag you've made!

  2. Great job! I hope it makes your flight smooth sailing!

  3. Thank you again for testing it :o) (And sorry I didn't see this till now!)