bagmaking · pattern review · sewing

Bag of the Month: January

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


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.


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!

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