Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The In-between bag

As I mentioned in my last post hubs requested an in-between bag - in between his big bag and small bag which I had made sometime ago.     After spending many hours looking in the luggage departments of all the bag shops in our area he could not find what he wanted in terms of size and number of pockets.    The bags were either too small, too big with insufficient pockets or the adjustable strap did not reach to the length that he found comfortable so off to the fabric shop to find a fabric that is hardwearing as well as a good man colour and I found a mid grey denim which I thought would be appropriate.

Out with the tape measure and the two previous bags to get the exact size and here is the result of what he wanted and how I interpreted that.

The inside has two roomy secure pockets as well as a secure pocket on the outside of the back.

Also a small secure pocket on either side of the outside  for such things as mobile phone and bus tickets which means that you do not have to rummage through the bag every time the phone rings to locate it.
I am pleased to say that hubs used the bag yesterday and is very happy with it.    Everything has a place within easy reach.  

Now that spring is not far away it is time to think about sewing summer dresses for bub so I have been looking at patterns and getting a head start by pre-washing some pretty fabrics.     Now  I have to measure her for length etc and start cutting out......not my most favourite part of the process.

Back soon with some piccies on my progress and in the meantime
Happy sewing all


TheEclecticAbuela said...

A great bag! He's lucky to have you to make it to his exact specifications.

Liz said...

Wow! What a handy hubby bag. Enjoy the pre dress making.

Ondrea said...

Gees, you are so clever! My Travelsafe bag I bought to take overseas may have suited his needs but yours is made with love and probably less expensive. I admire your bag making ability.