The combination of clouds, rain and wind stopped long enough for me to get some pictures yesterday afternoon.
Remember that big stack of zippers? They all went into a new bag.
I was incredibly excited to get the chance to test out the Dot Dot Dash Pattern by Sara @ Sew Sweetness.
I've always been fond of Sara's bag patterns and this one has quickly become one of my favorites.
The pattern has instructions for using one print or making a patchwork version.
In a continuing effort to use up some Charm Squares, I picked the patchwork version to test.
I didn't have any of the Soft and Stable on hand that the pattern recommended so I used Fusible Fleece. My bag is sturdy but really slouchy. Which makes no real difference except when I'm trying to stand it up for a picture.
I'll absolutely be stocking up on Soft and Stable for future bag making.
There are six zippers in this bag but it went together really smoothly.
My favorite is the zippered accents:
I'll be making more of these bags as gifts this year expect to see a couple more of these popping up.
It's the *perfect* bag to take sketching supplies with me. I can keep my pencils and such separate in the outside pockets and my sketchbook fits with more than enough room inside.
I think it'll also work well as an EPP project bag. Fabric on the inside, paper pieces and notions in the outer pockets.
Sara has just released the pattern and I can't say enough that you should really go grab it.
If nothing else, take a look at her site to see all the great prints the testers each picked for their bags.