Yay! I have a new pattern available today! It’s called the Compass Bag and I truly enjoyed working on it and making sure I got the details just right.
I’m very happy to say it’s a fairly quick and straightforward sew, which is always fun. I love making bags, but sometimes they can be so time consuming, right?! It’s great when I have the time and feel like really sinking into a project for a longer stretch, but there are definitely times I need something a bit on the quicker side. This particular bag came about because I actually need a new bag. The turning seasons always makes me want to grab something new and different to use everyday, plus this time I seriously have worn out my last bag. I used my Gingham Tote, a pattern found in my book, for the past 18 months everyday. And you can tell! It gets tossed around so much, but I’ve loved using it.
But I’m ready for a bit of a change and I love the flat bottom and slightly slouchy casual style of this Compass Bag. Plus I feel like you can’t go wrong with hardware. It always takes things up a notch in my opinion. It comes in two fun sizes and you can pick from two styles of exterior pockets.
Here’s a little breakdown of some of the features if you’re curious:
- two sizes to sew!
- two exterior pockets, two views: cargo or slip style pockets
- interior slip pocket and zippered pocket
- magnetic closure and flat base
- adjustable crossbody strap or fixed length shoulder strap
I can’t wait to make more and explore some different possibilities! I think some quilting on the exterior could really be awesome. Plus, I pulled out so many fabric combinations that I could easily make a dozen more. I love that part the most!
Fabrics used: Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander, Art Gallery Fabrics Denim, Indah Batiks by Me + You, Robert Kaufman Essex and Railroad Denim – Gingham. Hardware from buckleguy.com
Next week I’ll be showing off some tester versions, they really are so amazing. If you have any questions let me know!