I recently test sewed a bag for Sara Lawson of "Sew Sweetness." This is a great bag, with a unique closure that twists to lock. Hence, Sara calls it the "Locked and Loaded" bag.
Here is the photo of my sample bag:
Sara shows photos of several other sample bags on her blog post here.
I love that she included an adjustable strap. I don't like to carry a shoulder bag -- they always make my back hurt. Do you have that problem?
Sara recommends "ByAnnie's" Soft and Stable interfacing. This type of interfacing looks like very thin foam rubber with fine knit fabric on each side. It really makes the bag stand up nice, without being heavy.
The Locked and Loaded bag also has a zipper pocket inside. If you've never put a zipper pocket in a bag, Sara's instructions make it easy peasy! Of course, I hope she has amended the pattern to remind the maker to put the zipper against the BACK side of the bag, rather than the front. We'll just pretend I meant to do that.
This bag is larger than a purse I would normally carry, but it will make a terrific knitting bag!
You say I mentioned a Giveaway? Right-o. How about a pattern of your choice from Sara's collection of bag patterns?
Just go here and look over her patterns. Then come back and leave a comment telling me which is your favorite. If you're the winner, Sara will email you a PDF copy of the pattern of your choice!
Giveaway ends Sunday, March 3 at noon MDT. If you're a no-reply commenter (or anonymous) please be sure to include your email address in your comment. Of course, international entries are welcome!
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