Jess had given me the fabric for Christmas a couple of years ago, and it seemed just right for a bag for myself. I wanted something basic that would go with a lot of things, because I don't like changing bags.
The strap is adjustable so I can hang it on my shoulder or over my neck messenger-style, and I added a strip of fleece interfacing to it as a bit of padding. I also added some piping to the outside pockets to trim them a little.
Here's a closer look at the fabric and piping (and my lovely little freebie label):
There's a recessed zipper at the top. The pattern had slip pockets on one side of the lining (see that pretty fabric in there?)...
... and since I like a lot of pockets, I added slip pockets plus a zipper pocket to the other side of the lining. If you ever need to make a zipper pocket like that, there's an excellent tutorial here. It was a breeze following those instructions - best zip pocket of that kind I've ever done.
I so love that lining. It was worth the effort and price, in my book.
This is a closeup of a little zipper pull I'm debating about using. I've gotten one free with every order I've placed from Zipit. Whaddya think? Use it?
So, there's another bag finish. I'm very pleased with it, and it went together just as smoothly as all of Erin's patterns do.
On that note, I'm going to say good-bye for a bit of a blog-cation! I have a lot of things I need/want to be doing, so I'm giving myself permission to not blog for a week or so. But I'll be back sometime next week. Meanwhile, I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!