So I am going on two.....yes, two......vacations over the next 2 weeks. I think that is a little crazy, but I'm doing it and I am sure that it is going to be awesome. I am going to the International Quilt Market in Houston, followed by a trip to Disneyland.
In light of my upcoming travels, I decided that I need a bigger bag that will hold a notebook as well as my regular purse items, plus a water bottle and snacks. So, I made one. I used the same pattern that I used here but tweaked it a little to fit my needs. I ended up adding extra pockets, a longer strap, and a flap. So, it's kind of a purse/messenger bag hybrid, if you will. Here are some pictures.
I had all of this fabric in my stash. I'm glad that I finally used it! The best is that I didn't have to buy a thing to make this bag because I had everything I needed. I love that.
The pockets are big inside. One of them is the width of the bag and has a piece of velcro to keep it closed. I think it turned out pretty well. It took me about 6 hours from start to finish.
Maybe I will get faster some day ;)