I needed a bag that would be big enough for the things I would have with me while exploring two of the most interesting cities of the world: Las Vegas and San Francisco. Especially for Vegas and the Nevada desert this meant that my recently purchased refillable water bottle had to fit in there. I am constantly scared to dehydrate :)
Back home it was time for me to name my new bag design, as feedback of my pattern testers came rolling in. I didn’t have to think too long about it: I wanted it to remind me of all the great experiences I made on my trip so I decided to name it the California Sunshine Bag :)
The flap closes with a magnetic snap that is attached to a tab. This closure is connected to the flap of the bag with an O-ring and a decorative strip of fabric which is sewn onto the center of the flap. The strap is long enough for the bag to be worn on one shoulder or across the body.
The pdf file comes with 18 pages of instructions, 44 pictures and 6 pattern pieces. All measurements are given in centimeters and inches.
The finished size of this bag is 28.5 x 39 x 4.5 cm / 11.25 x 15.5 x 1.75 in (height x width x depth).
- Exterior fabric: 1 m or 1 yd
- Lining fabric: 1 m or 1 yd
- Fusible fleece e.g. Pellon 987F: ½ m or ½ yd
- Fusible interfacing, e. g. Pellon 931 TD: 1 ½ m or 1 ½ yd
- 2 rectangular rings (2.5 cm /1”)
- 1 O-ring (approx. 4 cm/ 1.5” diameter)
- 1 magnetic snap
- 1 zipper, 18 cm (7”)
And now please have a look at the bags my testers made. They have outdone themselves again and I am so grateful for all their help!