I promised to talk about these two Campfire Messenger Bags in my pattern post. I couldn’t resist showing them off in their full glory. Sorry if that sounds cheesy, but it was really fun to finally make these with the alternate closure options.
I had fun pulling fabrics for both of these. It’s always a fun challenge to try to come up with different combinations that work together. I love the bits of hardware and leather and think it makes for a really professional and put-together bag. I’ve gotten a few questions about what might fit inside this bag, the finished dimensions are 9½” W, 11½” H, 2½” deep at base. I know at least one of my testers said an ipad fit great. A notebook fits pretty well too, especially if you opt not to do the recessed zipper at the top opening. Of course all this gets my brain stirring and thinking of doing a larger messenger bag, so we’ll see where that goes.
This summer has been interesting one for sewing. A lot of the time I find myself both tired of sewing and crazy energized to start new things, it’s a strange combination. I’m hoping the tired of sewing part passes soon and meanwhile I’m very much enjoying spending time with my family. My husband finished his first half-ironman this past weekend and I’m so proud of him.
Be sure to stop by here to check out the full list of winners! So glad everyone had a great time participating, I was always blown away by the group’s enthusiasm! Check out the flickr group for proof!