I am happy to announce the release of my new sewing pattern – The Turnaround Cross Body Bag.
It has two fronts with two distinctly different looks, so you can wear it ‘different ways on different days’
When I was developing this pattern, I couldn’t decide what design layout I preferred for the front of the bag, and whilst pondering for hours on which to do, I realised I could actually have both ! Why limit yourself to one, just ‘turn it around’ for a different look, and hence the Turnaround Bag was born.
Filled to the brim with pockets of every shape and size, use it to organise your daily life, and really great for travel.
One side has a feature twist lock fastening flap pocket, and the other, a roomy, built-in zip wallet pocket with credit card slots.
Inside the bag are two generous bellowed gadget pockets, and a roomy faced pocket. You can make the pockets in bright contrast colours as I have done here, to give a surprise pop of colour when the bag is opened.
The main compartment is more than large enough to hold an iPad, and securely fastens with a recessed zip closure.
The bag is suitable for a wide range of materials, make it up in quilting cottons, cork, denim, vinyls or leather, or in lovely Harris Tweed as this one I made for myself.
Made in ‘tougher’ fabrics, it also works for men – try waxed cottons, earthy tweeds, or leather to make a sturdy man-bag
I do hope you enjoy making this bag as much as I did, and make it many times over. You can get the pattern here. It’s on offer for the first week end at a discounted price
With many thanks to my lovely testers who did a great job in helping to tweak this bag into shape.