The finished exterior of the bag
I absolutely love the pattern!! Elizabeth has written this in a way that is very easy to follow and the photos help to figure out the steps. She has included helpful tips that were able to boost my confidence when sewing. I got to try out many new skills with this project: working with different types of interfacing, creating zip pockets, quilt-as-you-go panels, making elastic pouches, and the overall task of constructing a bag. Elizabeth really breaks everything down into very manageable pieces!
I love the fabrics I chose (most of which come from the VeloCity line from P&B Textiles). This was my first time using Essex Yarn Dyed Linen and I absolutely love the feel of it! I originally wanted black, but was unable to find enough. I ended up using denim (the same color Elizabeth used on hers) and I really love the look!
I love, love, love this bag and can't wait to use it at the upcoming DC Modern Quilt Guild sew-in and drag it all the way to Michigan with me for Camp Stitchalot!
And, here is the final product!! I can't wait to load it up with all of my tools and toys. I will make sure to show you an updated photo soon of my bag hard at work!
I'm linking this post to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.