Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beatnik Waist Bag from Sew Sweetness

Hello!  Yes, I have severely neglected my blog lately.  Sorry about that! I had a family emergency of sorts right before Christmas and I am finally getting myself together.  All is well again. 
 
I have been busy catching up on projects so, I should have several new blog posts coming soon.
 
I am very late in posting this great pattern from Sew Sweetness
 
This bag is a handy dandy waist bag.  It is the Beatnik Waist Bag Pattern from Sew Sweetness.  It has an adjustable strap to fit most waist sizes.  There are two flap pockets on the front, a zipper pocket on the back and two slip pockets on the inside providing lots of organized hands-free goodness.  I was thinking that maybe this waist bag would be great to use on long runs?  Sporting goods stores sell waist bags to hold water bottles, gels, etc...for long runs.  I know this is a little too flat to hold a water bottle...but it would hold a flask or two!  HAAAAAAA!  That's one way to get through a long run.  :)   CHEERS!
 
Just this week I received an e-mail from a "brand name" bag designer that released a line of bags that look almost exactly like this pattern!  However, I do believe that this pattern is better.  This pattern has more pockets.
 
I bought the fabric from a store that went out of business and had a final clearance.  There were lots of home d├ęcor fabric bolts going for waaay cheap!  I have several yards of this fabric....so, I'm sure you'll see more of it.  :)  If you have any suggestions for projects that would look great with this fabric PLEASE let me know.   I was thinking of maybe making the cute Honeymooner Suitcase from Sarah Lawson's (from Sew Sweetness) great new bag book Big-City Bags: Sew Handbags with Style, Sass and Sophistication
 
inside with slip pockets
back with zipper pocket
  
the back zipper pocket open

Have a great day!