I have been so busy and I have so many completed bags to show you. Today, I get to share a new bag from Imazzpatterns that I have recently tested. I love hearing the stories about the inspiration behind the bags that designers create. This one made me chuckle. Imaz's daughters "demanded" this bag and "helped" her to create it. They knew what they wanted and it was up to mom to figure out how to go about it. Lucky girls to have a mom who could do just that! Here is the Girlfriend Bag.
It is a small, but well thought out bag, with room for all the essentials. It measures 6" high and 8" wide. Think of two pouches sewn together with a secret compartment created between them. One pouch has a zipper top and one pouch is open. The pouches are then covered with a flap with a magnetic closure.
Here you can see the two pouches and the compartment in between them.
Inside the open pouch is an optional zippered pocket that I chose to add. I have made hundreds of these pockets but this one is done differently from the way I am used to doing them. This new method makes it an easier sew, and since this pattern is for the confident beginner /intermediate sewist, it makes it perfect. The bag has an adjustable 3/4" strap. Since there are so many layers coming together, Imaz says to avoid heavier weights of fabrics. I have used all quilting cottons. When I make it again, I will try adding fusible fleece to just the flap, front panel and back panel but cut the fleece down so it is not in the seams.
This is a cute, and practical bag. It is,also, a quick and easy sew. That makes it a great choice in my mind and I will be making more.