I am very pleased to show my latest bag, and now new summer purse, the Velocity (Comma) Girl bag from Sew Sweetness. Pardon the dreary photos, though, since it’s been raining for 4 days now. Bleh!
I used a charm pack of Comma from Zen Chic, pieced into panels to fit the pattern size. I paired with a grey grunge print from Basic Grey. I took some liberties with piecing to get the pieces the right size, adding strips of the grunge to the bottom of 4 pieced charms for the side panels and the divider pockets (inside and outside). I love the colors from Zen Chic, so it works for both summer and fall.
For the little piping bit on the exterior pocket, I used that bright, almost neon, orange from my casserole carrier and the Petrillo bag.
I wasn’t able to find a big metal ring for the one end of the strap, so I bought a two pack of metal sliders at JoAnn’s and pried the crossbar off one of them to just use the rectangle in place of the ring. It was also a nice way to make sure the finishes on the hardware all matched.
I think if I make this bag again in the future, I’ll add an inch of width to the side panel. It measures 4″ finished, but I think 5″ wide finished would fit better for the amount of stuff I have to haul around usually. I think adding piping to the exterior seams would give it a little more crispness and definition, too.
But for now I’m very happy with it, and glad I got to use a charm pack I loved but wasn’t sure what to do with!