I finally got to make the March Bag from the Bag of the Month Club and I love it. This pattern is from Anna Graham of Noodlehead. It gave me the opportunity to use two more of the fabrics I bought at Norwalk Fabric Outlet. I went with the brown with blue dots and the blue with brown dots.
The bag actually uses snaps and tabs as a closure but I chose to use thumb catches instead. I love the look of them. This bag measures 9.5" x 11.5" x 2.5". It is a perfect size for me. It also has an adjustable strap and so can be used as a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag. I like that, too.
Under the flap, are two large pleated pockets and a zippered pocket. These pockets are perfect for sunglasses, phone, etc.
The back of the bag has a slip pocket that is nice and deep. This pocket is great for your phone, too if you want it more convenient so you don't have to open the flap to get at it.
The top of the bag is closed by a recessed zipper and there are two more slip pockets inside.
I love the look of the binding on this bag as the trim. I don't normally like to do binding but this was relatively painless.
This bag went together rather easily and I love the professional look of it. There may be more of these bags in my future. Now I just have to wait until April 1st for the next bag pattern to show up in my mailbox.