Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Style Stitches Monthly Bag Challenge: The Cosmo
For Jem Jam's January Style Stitches challenge, we were to complete bag number one, the Cosmo bag. I got mine finished, and I'm thrilled with how well it turned out!
It's a happy bag...
... with side pockets and French kitties. I especially love the big wooden button I found for it. Some have complained that the side pockets are so deep that they're impractical. But I rather like them. I think they'll be handy to just drop some keys down or to stick some printed directions into with no worries that anything is going to fall out.
The roomy interior has big side pockets. I thought about maybe adding a zipper pocket, but I probably wouldn't use it (since I never use the zipper pockets in my current bag). The only change I made to the given instructions was to add a layer of peltex (the super-thick interfacing) to the bag base to help give it some stability.
And, for scale, here I am with my new bag. It's big and fabulous! I've taken to calling it my "Excursion Bag," as it is going to be perfect for all-day diapering adventures.