Hmmmm. Pattern Review? Actually this is about some pattern add-ons. Added Extras. Bonus bits. A little tweak let’s say.
Ok, enough of that – to the task at hand.
I recently made the Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag for my pregnant friend – to use as a nappy bag. So I tweaked it just a little, and you know what? I think these little extras make a big difference. I’ll be doing it for all the bags I make from this pattern now.
By the way, I have posted a heap of tips and tricks for this pattern right here.
First Tweak: I added velcro to the outside pockets.
So, after inserting piping onto outside pocket and sewing handles onto large panel, I just sewed a small strip (approx. 8cm long) of velcro. It stops the outside pocket from ‘flopping out’ (note my technical term). This is great for a nappy bag, because you can still place nappies and wipes in here, and keep it closed.
Second Tweak: I added a small pocket to the inside.
What I did: Was cut out a rectangle of the outside fabric, ironed a hem on each edge, sewed the top hem in place, pinned the pocket onto the inner lining of the bag, and sewed into place (the two short sides and bottom – leaving the top open of course). It’s a great pocket for your phone, keys, dummies/wipes (if using for a nappy bag).
So that’s it. Some Rosy enhancements to this fabulous bag. I must say too, that I use mine for everything. It’s pretty excellent.