|(This picture is pretty true to color, and I LOVE those colors!)|
January's bag didn't jump out and say "MAKE ME NOW" (but it's kind of growing on me), and I was super busy in January with a birthday party and then the Sugar and Spice sew along, so I didn't get a chance to work on it anyway. Then I had the order for the Betty Bowler and other things kept cropping up in February, so I didn't have time until last month to finally get started on February's bag, Hyacinth. It's not a 'normal' cross body bag, with the flap only going over the front pocket and not the zipper, but it has a lot of neat features and lays very nice across the body.
|(Top zipper for the main compartment)|
For the fabric, I dug into my stash of Tula Pink Salt Water, and my scraps of the OctoGarden. I also found an AMAZING embroidery pattern on Urban Threads, also designed by Tula Pink that I felt really needed to be the focus of the flap. Add in some of my Salt Water ribbon, and Ta-Da! I almost couldn't give this one up!
I changed the front flap to include a big pocket and a smaller phone/accessory pocket under that pocket. I just didn't feel secure with card pockets right out there, and it seemed like a lot of wasted space to me.
|(The last scraps of my Octo Garden fabric, so hard to cut into!)|
|(Hidden slip pocket that would hold a pretty large phone)|
Inside the bag has two slip pockets, with a zipper closure.
On the back is a zippered pocket.
|(The fabric has mermaid tails and submarines hidden in it!)|
I didn't want the zipper end flapping around, so I added on a coordinating snap to hold it down, but it can still be opened up fully.
|(I'm using up my millions of Kam snaps, one set at a time)|
(I'm not sure if they are having an epic stare down or gazing lovingly into each others eyes)
Watch for this bag to show up in the Etsy shop soon!