Have you ever noticed that when something is really really cute (like a puppy or a baby)
your voice goes up an octive when you say
"oh my gosh....how cute!"???
Well that's exactly how I feel about this adorable little messenger bag!
Every time I talk about it my voice gets higher :)
It's a scaled down version of a large messenger bag and I made it using another awesome pattern by Keyka Lou :)
On the interior there is a large pocket, divided into 3 smaller ones, perfect for my cel phone and a pen and maybe a few organic lolly pops for good little grandchildren :)
The backside has a large pocket with a velcro closure
to keep it secure.
There are elasticized pockets on both sides of the bag perfect for my keys on one side and Spry chewing gum on the other side that I MUST always have on hand for my 2 oldest grandsons.
(the first thing out of their mouths when they see me is
"NANA!!!!...(pause).... did you bring us any gum?")
On the frontside there is another full sized pocket that is completely covered by the flap so there is no need for velcro here.
At first glance, I though it might be a bit small, but once I put all my stuff in it I realized it's just perfection! Don't get me wrong....I luvs me a big 'ol bag, but in my day to day life I enjoy carrying a smaller purse. I still have my large tote bags for outings with the kids or shopping :) I've noticed that the bigger my purse is, the more junk I tend to stuff in it. So I've recently been carrying smaller handbags.
This pattern may look involved but Keyka Lou did a wonderful job of breaking it down step by step and using lots of photographs to make it a pleasant sewing experience. This project was definately FTS (fun to sew) and I'm already thinking about which fabrics to use next time around!