I'm in love...with the new bag pattern from Chris W Designs, The Epiphany Bag. I was so excited to test this bag because I love Chris W Designs patterns. They are so detailed and easy to follow with so many pictures of all of the steps. Best of all, they produce bags that are so professional looking. I loved this one so much, I decided to make two of them with the colorway reversed on them. Here they are.
You can't see the handles here, and I didn't include the optional second adjustible strap that is removable with the addition of grommets and a gate ring on the sides of the bag. There are so many possibilities with this bag. As you can see, there is a slip pocket on the front. There is a zippered pocket on the back.
The top of the bag has a zipper closure. And I love the inside. As some of the testers discussed, this lining fits perfectly without having to make any adjustments. There are two slip pockets and one larger pleated pocket (for sunglasses, etc.) on the inside. You can also add an optional zippered pocket on the other side of the interior. I added it on the blue bag but not the red one.
I wanted to show the side view, too. The gussett gets larger the further down you go. This makes this bag nice and roomy. It is the perfect size. It measures 14" W x 11" H x 5.25" D.
For the blue bag, I used quilting cottons for all of my fabrics. I used Pellon SF101 and Thermolam as my interfacings and fleece. I used Pellon flex foam and Vilene Decovil 1 (from Germany) on the inside.
For the red bag, I used faux leather and quilting cottons. Even though I have a semi-industrial machine, the faux leather was too thick on the strap tabs so I used a top layer of faux leather and a bottom layer of quilting cotton and it was just barely thin enough to sew through.
I know you will love this bag. You can get the pattern here.