PPC16: “X” Marks the Spot

So…

in our last post I showed you the “Gorilla” sample I made for this cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles and I’ve got to say, this was one of the better Gorilla samples I’ve ever made. I enjoyed carrying it… I can envision myself using it in many applications…I showed it to a couple of close friends and they loved it… and while there are a couple of issues I need to correct on this design, there’s really nothing serious! So here’s the next sample I made up in this series. I’m not totally ready to start cranking our show samples or thinking about a potential cover sample, but I am ready to make some NICE samples that perhaps could be given as gifts.  🙂

I’ve used this Peggy Toole fabric before (for the HipBag Hybrid) but this time I used one of the smaller print items (more suitable for a bag of this size) for the focal point of this bag and I like the look.

Here’s the back of the bag and as you can see, this time I added a tab closure with an invisible magnetic snap for extra security. This will prevent items stored in this back slot pocket from falling out when you’re accessing items on the interior of this bag.

This back pocket is a great place to store a key fob or sunglasses (or reading glasses). Everything in this pocket will be secure (because of the new wide magnet tab)but very easy to access. I also like how our beige & white striped zips look with this bag!

And now for the inside.  On the left side I actually raised this whole section up, making it about 1/2″ taller than it’s been heretofore, and as you can see, this allows the dollar bills to fit into the bill slot much better. This makes for a deeper slot pocket behind the wallet section and also a deeper coin purse, and that’s good as well.

And here’s the card slot section of the interior and as you can see, I still didn’t get the bottom slot cut correctly so that I can get a card ALL the way in without covering the card in the slot above it. That’s kinda ticks me off and you can best believe it’ll be right next time!  🙂

So there you have it—

With this sample complete, I pretty much have the design set for this bag (assuming I can manage to get the card slots right next time). There’s still a couple notch placements I need to update, and there’s some changes I may make in the “order” in which the various components of this bag are assembled, but other than that I think I’m ready to break into my new stash of dedicated fabric for this cycle! Can’t wait to get started on making these up so stay tuned!

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

I’d love to know what you think of our new design at this point in the process and perhaps MORE important, I’m ready to start thinking of a cool name for this little bag! And remember, we love reading your comments and answering your questions too, so please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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12 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. I love this design!

  2. I’m going to get the pattern once it’s released. Love the compactness of it.

  3. Waiting for the reĺease. Love it!

  4. Barbara Ballard

    While I can’t see it for me, I think it’s a great idea. Love the inside pockets. I think it would be great for taking to a ball game or theme park, where you need only certain items and want your hands free. I’m amazed with your ideas!

  5. This design is awesome. I can’t wait to try it in faux suede.

    • hmmmm…. there’s a few areas that could be a bit bulky in faux suede. It would be beautiful, but I’ll have to think on that possibility. 🙂

  6. Can’t wait for this bag. Just what I am looking for as we live in our RV and travel. Small is perfect. Bring it on.

  7. Wow! And not a single name suggestion yet…Hmmm
    Small and Mighty
    Wonder Wallet Plus
    I don’t know how you pick a name!!!!