Took me three classes and a little bit of homework to get the bag completed.
Below is my fabric choice, which is "Spring Awakens," by Debi Hron for Henry Glass & Co. The bag pattern is "The Sling Along," by Studio Kat Designs. I ended up swapping out the striped fabric for a plain orange one, as I only wanted to deal with one directional print. I am so glad I did that!!There are many pieces to this pattern and it took a couple of hours just to cut everything out.
After the first class and after I did my homework, this is where I got too.
Here it is all finished.
Love the pop of colour with the orange. The hardware for this bag does add up, as it consists of many pieces. However it is all metal and will last forever. The pattern tells you to use webbing for the straps. We made our own which looks a lot nice. They also said to use store bought binding for finished edge of the bag, again we all made our own.
Back of the bag.
This bag does involve hand sewing, so if you don't like doing that I would avoid this bag. The instructions are not the best. I was glad to have Laurie helping us along in class; I took the class at Country Concessions again. Would I make another one........yes I think this is the best type of bag to have if you're traveling, as it leaves your hands free, and has so many pockets and compartments.
(If I remember I will take photos of everyone else's bags in class this coming week.)