23 May 2013

Another Saddlebag

I still have a bit of an obsession with saddlebags.

And my latest version has darts for shaping and is finished with bias binding.

I'm really happy with how this bag turned out, and how easy it is to carry around.  I started with my jewel-toned wallet clutch pattern and made a few adjustments to the bag body.
It is made in a upholstery-weight cotton with a navy ticking stripe and baby blue bias binding.
The strap is adjustable, and is made from 1" webbing with decorative trim sewn on top.
The inside is lined in a bright blue cotton broadcloth, and here you can see the magnetic snap closure.
The two darts on this bag give it nice shaping and ample room for a wallet, keys, phone, and camera.
The bias binding wraps around the entire outside of the bag, finishing all the seams and adding additional decorative detail.
And inside the bag, there is a zipper pocket for holding on to spare change or other small items.

Overall, a really fun design challenge for me.  I am really liking cross-body bags right now!  What type of bag do you prefer?  Anyone else have a slight saddlebag obsession?


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