I knew I was quite productive during this month but now that I created a collage, wow!
I made 8 bags and 8 pouches. I say that's quite a productive short month.
Just today I finished this one which is a copy of the one I made for my daugther in December except that I used a tuck closure on this one. I used a pattern from Choly Knight's book "Sewing Stylish Handbags and Totes: Chic to Unique Bags and Purses That You Can Make". I have made several bags with this pattern.
The truth is I have another one of these ready to sew that I might finish today or tomorrow. Is navy color with a chevron fabric used in the flap. I like this pattern because the bag seems small but is very spacious because of a wide gusset. The flap is not like that in the pattern. I added the middle band to brake the pattern off and give it more interest. The book uses this pattern with some ears and painted eyes to make it a bit whimsy, but just by omitting those you can make a more serious bag. You should know by now that the fabric usually makes the bag. Or at least gives it "personality".
Tomorrow I receive the March Bag Pattern from the Bag of the Month Club. What a suspense!!