This bag is made from Vogue Pattern #8741 by designer Marcy Tilton. It is view C-D.
I made this bag out of faux leather or vinyl. Although I like how the bag turned out, I do not recommend using this type of fabric for this particular bag. It was a HUGE pain.
This is a picture of the top of the bag. It has a tie closure. This is a huge bag with tons of pockets inside.
This is the inside of the bag. There are 4 pockets along the outside (see dark grey with white dots). These are four separate pockets...they are divided. There is the pocket in the front, back, and each side.
Before I sewed this bag, it was a little difficult to understand the pocket configuration.
The roomy center inside area is the white with grey dots. There is a zippered pocket in this section, too.
I changed the handles. I like a strap that can go over my shoulder. The instructions have you cut a strap in half. Then cut each half in half. Since I wanted the strap to be longer I did not cut it in half the second time. I knew my sewing machine would NOT forgive me if I tried to sew the straps on--again this is because I used faux leather. Also, I knew the stitching would come undone easily. So, I attached the handles using rivets. I then added the covers from the pattern. I wasn't happy with how the straps looked. So, I thought on it for a little bit. I then had an idea to make straps to tie around each handle cover. Now I LOVE this bag! Although, if I were to make this bag again I'd still make the handles even longer.
In my past experience with Vogue Patterns, there was usually a critical place where I couldn't understand what the instructions were tyring to say and I had a difficult time trying to figure out how to put it together. That was NOT the case with this pattern. The instructions were easy to understand. The main confusing part was on the envelope back where the fabric requirements are...I had a difficult time figuring out the difference between view C and D. Also, as stated earlier, the inside configuration wasn't very clear.