Hello there! I know it's been a while. I took the month of June off of all social media and most other online stuff so I could focus on myself and my family. And before that I was just overwhelmed, hence the need to take a break. But I'm back now, so let me get to what this post is really about - My new chevron March Bag!
The pattern was written by Melissa Mortenson of Polkadot Chair. I've actually had this pattern - along with the Sunday Bag, the June Bag, and the July Bag - for years. Since way back when Melissa's pattern company was called Fourteen May. Shame on me for just getting around to making it because this is a GREAT. BAG.
It's huge. And it has big fun kangaroo pockets on both sides. And a magnetic snap. I omitted the slip pockets on the inside (because I never use them) and opted to add my own handles. Melissa recently posted about adding handles/leather straps to a handmade purse, which is actually what reminded me to get in gear and make this bag already!
The outer fabric is from Premier Prints. I decided to use this because I had a ton of it in my stash, and because it is home dec weight. I like a sturdy bag, and sturdy this is since it uses a canvas interlining. The inside lining and pocket linings are all a neon green solid that was also in my stash. No pics of that because, well, boring.
I started this bag in the morning and finished it the same evening. I would have been done in a couple of hours, but my project took a back seat to hanging out with my family on this holiday weekend. I hand-stitched the top band and the handles on while watching movies with my guys.
I can't wait to use this as my new church bag, because there is so much room for my bible (featuring a handmade cover - will blog about that soon), my notebook, all my usual purse contents, and the one thousand toys and books my child decides he needs to have with him during service.
If you like this bag, I totally recommend the pattern. Fast and easy!