As you might know I'm a bit addicted to bag patterns. Although recently I've been thinking that with so many skills learned already, and so many different patterns used I can start making some of my patterns for the bags I sell. I have many doodles and only some have been used. I also like to use patterns from others anyway. There are so many great bag pattern designers out there!! So I got The Iris Bag pattern from Blue Calla Patterns and made this bag. If you want to see her patterns visit her Etsy store here. By the way, I'm not affiliated to her in any way. The fabric is a printed canvas.
The instructions are very well written. And believe me I'm a bit picky about this. There are plenty of pictures too. For the interior I did my own thing and made a zipper pocket and a slip pocket with my own measurements. The one thing I found was that while printing the pieces some where too close to the margins and a line didn't print. But I just cut the pieces a bit bigger and then adjusted when making the seams, nothing mayor.
I used some bag bling from Emmaline Bags. She has a new one that says "Handcrafted" without stating where it was made. I ordered some as soon as I learned they were out and received them just in time for this bag. Love the look. You can find it here.
I will definitely will be using the pattern again. I will probably try to make the bag a bit bigger. I don't know if it happens to you all bag sewers but I've been looking at women bags every time I go out. I notice most of them use huge bags. I don't use big bags because the bigger the more junk you carry and then the shoulders hurt. I like to be practical and not abuse my little body!!
I have run out of Pellon Fusible Woven SF101 and I'm waiting for my order. I don't know why the bolt has only 10 yrds. I once found a 25 yd bolt but can't find it anymore, so I buy two bolts at a time. I use this stuff a lot. Maybe I should try working something out with Pellon. LOL. Wishful thinking!! For now I'll probably just cut some fabric while I wait. Or maybe do some housework. LOL.