Here is another great pattern I was allowed the opportunity to test. This is the Park West Bag from Sew Sweetness.
On this pattern I decided to play a little bit. I added the ruffles on the front and on the side pockets. I also used faux leather for the accent pieces.
Other slight changes I made were on the handles. I made the handle tabs 1/4" wider. I also cut my handles 6"x 32" so that the finished handle would be 1.5" wide, because the metal rectangle I used had an opening of 1/5". After I attached the handles to the metal rectangles, I folded the straps in half and edge stitched along each side.
This is really a nice roomy bag--without being enormous! There are lots of pockets. It would make an excellent diaper bag. The accents give this bag a touch of class.
|side pocket--with ruffle I added.|
|Okay--never mind my finger being in the way. :) This is the inside of the bag. I added pockets on the inside lining on the sides. There is a zipper pocket on one side and a slip pocket on the other. I added the slip pocket--not in pattern.|
If you are looking for a great bag that is a little bit on the larger side to hold all those necessities, this will be the perfect bag for you! I know that my kids think "mom=pack mule." So, I'm always stuffing things in my purse that they hand me.