|Front with Flap|
When I went on a business trip to Germany a while ago I carried my "Jude" bag with me and some of my colleagues were really impressed with it which to be honest took me utterly by surprise. They in fact liked it so much that they commissioned me to make bags for them. One colleague wanted the Ruby Star Rising fabric but in a different style and the other wanted an exact copy of my "Jude" bag (will post about this at a later point).
I tackled the messenger back first. I loved this commission as I have had a messenger bag on my to-do-list for a while and this gave me finally an excuse to do it. I opted for a slightly more formal style with a flap that can be closed through a magnetic clasp and separate side panels that provide enough room albeit it being a fairly small bag (10 x 12 inches).
The bag is again made from the wonderful Ruby Star Rising Autumn 2010 collection (the new Spring collection is inanimate !).
For the sides I fussy cut panels from 'Vintage Dishes' in Pink.
I am planning to make this bag into a pattern incl. tutorial on how to tackle an integrated zippered pouch. Would anybody be interested in this at all ?