bagmaking · pattern review · sewing

Bag of the Month: January

The newest cycle of the BOTM Club started and… I’m disappointed.

26047379_516943805358131_1199638224563939726_n

This is absolutely not my style and reading through the instructions, just a really odd bag.  The strap is connected to the flap and the flap only closes with a magnetic snap so I can’t fathom how it’s going to stay close and not pull open.

And looking at the sample bags being posted…. it looks like it does.

26169251_2087818798114190_5540205224443817687_n

It seems like I’m in the minority, there is some really great feedback in the BOTM FB Group!  It’s just not for me.

I do think it would be a great pattern to hack, though.  Instead of attaching the straps as directed, I would attach them in the back, along the accent piece so that you create a convertible style bag.  You can then loop them up through the hoops on the flap and wear the handle long cross-body style, or pull them out into loops to create a backpack.

I can’t wait to see next month’s pattern!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s