Too bad I was the only one sewing along! That's ok, though, because I have another bag pattern under my belt and a nice gift for my brother :) I hope he likes it! Does it look manly enough?
Here are some more pictures below. I changed a few things about the pattern. It was supposed to have square corners on the bottom, but by force of habit, I accidentally rounded the corners, which in the long run made it easier to sew and I think the finished look is cleaner. I also sandwiched the strap in between the lining and shell instead of attaching it on the lining where you can see the attachment point on the inside of the bag. I think it not only looks better, but holds stronger, too.
|Nice adjustable strap. Brass colored hardware.|
|I love the use of a hair band for the latch! Great idea!|
|Under the flap pocket ... just like on my design.|
|I'm hoping my label will be masculine enough|
|Back pocket is designed to hold files folders. My button hole came out a little off center.|
Button holes are a pain in the .... well ... butt.
|Inside view of back file folder pocket|
|Bag on the dummy :), not my brother ;)|
I hope Mikey likes it! It came out nice. It's a pretty good mens bag. I will probably make more like it in the future, but I might add a little something more to the inside. I love me some POCKETS!