Whipstitch (who I swear knows everything) if she knew of any fun fabric/crafty stores in Denver or Boulder and of course she did. Thus began my love affair with The Fancy Tiger.
Market Tote pattern in this Melody Miller fabric it was love at first sight. Serious, must drop everything and make that, LOVE. I knew it was absolutely meant to be when Whipstitch still had a 3/4 yard piece waiting for me there in the store - the last piece. Whew. I wanted to take this on our trip and so I wanted it to be sturdy enough to carry my things and some of the extra 8000 things Harper normally wants me to carry. I used a heavy weight canvas for the interior on mine and added a little Loulouthi trim to the pocket and while my machine didn't love sewing through all the layers it turned out great. I used Shape Flex on the exterior print and carried it everywhere while we were gone.
So if you're looking for an easy, very customizable, functional bag you need to check out this pattern from The Fancy Tiger - you can buy the pdf from their etsy shop or ask them for a listing for a hard copy. They also have a blog full of inspiration and if you find yourself in Denver, CO it is worth making time to check out their lovely shop. They aren't even paying me to say this ;-)
How about tomorrow I share some of the pictures I took there? Just for fun!
And I haven't forgotten the fabric folding pictures either!