My new bag! I made one of these monk style bags a few years ago and sadly the fabric had all started to fray and I had a pen leaking disaster so I thought it was about time I made a new one. It actually took me longer to decide which fabric to use than it did to make it!
It is roughly based on the pattern from the Purl Bee but, I made the strap longer. The way they do the pocket is a right faff so I cut mine the same width as the centre section, hemmed the top, pressed the bottom edge under and sewed it to the centre section. The inside has the same pocket too but I also sewed a vertical line so it would make 2 smaller pockets. When you construct the bag the edges of the pockets are caught in the same seam as the centre sections, so much easier!
The main fabric is by Echino, the pocket is by Auntie Cookie, I only have scraps of it left now :o( and the inside is red polka dot canvas. Now I can happily leave the house again - it is a bit embarrassing when people know that you sew and the bag you are carrying is falling apart!
It was a 3 day holiday weekend here but other than bag making and weather experiments we haven't done anything exciting. Ebi-kun still has a cough and it is wearing him down, back to the doc we go today. I had a dodgy stomach over the weekend and daddy Ebi was away, not much fun all round.
Having a new bag makes up for it!
I am most definitely a across the chest bag carrying type of gal, shoulder bags drive me nuts because they always fall off my shoulder and handbags, you know, ones you have to actually carry in your hand, don't get me started on those!
What kind of bag person are you? Do you have a prefer style or make?