Shoulder Bag

Before we get to work on the patterns we brought for the sewing class (retro pencil skirt in my case – I’m scared already), the instructor made us practice on a fairly simple shoulder bag. Here’s mine:

Shoulder Bag

I didn’t quite get my head around the pattern the first time I saw it, so I just used a single fabric (a deep blue corduroy that tends to look black depending on the lighting). If I were to make another one, I’d definitely choose two different fabrics – I think it would look great with a pattern and a solid! Some extra pockets would be neat as well. For decorations, I decided to go the lazy way and just add some iron on patches from Dawanda (German Etsy clone). I don’t know where the instructor got the pattern from, but this tutorial on Tiny Happy seems to fit!

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