I was happy to be able to Pattern Test for Jodi of Sew Fearless. She has just released a new Pattern called The Better-Than-Basic Bag.
This pattern is very well written, the instructions are clear, and the
pictures will help you if you need any further clarification. Jodi has added instructions on matching interfacing and interlinings to fabric.
This is a great idea to add at the front of the pattern it gives you a
chance to decide how firm you wish your bag to be before you go shopping
for your leather and fabric. If you haven't worked with leather she
explains about choosing your leather.
I love this bag, it has a leather lower body and handles. With a centre zippered pocket that is fixed to the lining of the bag, at the side seams. I like the way the pocket was designed, as it helps to keep your bag organized. As well as a secure place to find your wallet and keys. I can see this being a great bag to use for a day of shopping, or a trip to the gym. In case you're like me you don't go to the gym, your knitting will fit in nicely.
I had no problems with sewing this bag from the pattern. I'm very happy with the way it turned out the size is good. I will have to make some more of these in the future. If you haven't sew with leather before this is a perfect pattern for you to start with.