Christine designed travel bags in three different sizes and also added a pocket addendum to allow you to personalize the pockets in your bag.
I chose to do the Full Moon which is the large size. And large it is! This is the largest bag I have ever made at 24"W x 17"H x 10" D.
This is the front of the bag. There is a pocket between the straps that is closed. The pattern calls for a half moon magnetic clip but since I did not have that available, I used a regular magnetic snap. This bag has handles and an adjustable shoulder strap That you can see in the next picture showing the back of the bag.
If you look closely at the picture above, you can see a luggage strap. This allows you to slide this bag over the handle of a piece of wheeled luggage to make sure it does not fall off. If you prefer, you can close the bottom to have an additional slip pocket.
The two side pockets are great for shoes or water bottles.
Inside is a large zipper pocket but there is plenty of room to add more pockets on the other side.
A few words of advice. Christine writes very thorough patterns. There are many pictures throughout to increase the understanding of the pattern. Many people get flustered by the number of pages. This one is 73 pages, but, remember that includes instructions for all three sizes, pattern pieces for all three sizes, labels, and a text only section for those that want to print only the directions. This is an advanced sewing pattern. That being said, don't choose this as your first go at bag making. However, if you have been making bags for some time, maybe it is time to stretch. For me, the most difficult part of this bag is the size of it. My RA was not happy with me! This isn't a bag that you will make in a day or two. Take it step by step. Enjoy the process. In the end, you will have a beautiful bag that others won't believe you made.
This pattern is available this month only for the Bag of the Month Club members. It will be available to all others starting July 1.
The other two sizes available are the Half Moon (medium) that is 18"W x 14"H x 7"D and the Quarter Moon (small) that is 14"W x 11 1/2"H x 6"D.