Here's my January Bag from the Bag of the Month Club: Bye Bye Love Pattern by Sew Sweetness.
I finally had the time and energy to finish it. It's been done for a couple of days now; but I was busy sewing another bag (you'll know about it soon) before I can post about it.
After I selected the fabric (home dec Premier Prints Hooty Owl) I decided to ommit the pleat in the pockets so that I can use an owl print on each and it will look nice. I also wanted to use leather handles so the whole handles section was modified. I made the handles myself with some leather I have. After I attached them I had an idea. How about making the bag a backpack too by adding a couple D-rings at the bottom?!! I was a bit scared so I slept on it and after consulting with my "staff" (hubby and daughter) I went with it. What do you think?
For the bag to mantain it's shape better when used as a backpack the handles have to be attached to front (not back) and bottom.
I used Pellon SF101 on all exterior fabrics and ThermolamPlus on exterior body pieces. I also changed one of the interior pockets dimensions to fit an iPad as I was thinking this bag can make a great school bag.
What do you think about my bag? Have you sewn yours?