I used The Metro Slouch Bag pattern from Lila Tueller Designs. Here is her blog. She has some very cute new patterns/fabric coming soon!
My daughter loves this bag! A few of her friends have commented on how they want one, too.
I took this quick pic. before I handed it to her. She has moved in and used this for the past several months.
For this pattern, there are lots of hardware pieces suggested. It does make for a cute bag. However, I didn't have all the hardware at the time I made this. I improvised on a few items. (I used buttons in place of the slides on the front flap--I'll prob. put them lower next time--, I didn't use purse feet. I only used one type of swivel hook.) I also used duck canvas for the interliner instead of batting or interfacing.
This was my first time using a Lila Tueller pattern. Overall, the pattern had very clear instructions, it was fairly simple to put together, and it is a great bag. I own a few other of her bag patterns that I am anxious to try out.
Here are a couple more photo's of this bag. :)
|side view (pocket)|