This is another great bag I was allowed the opportunity to test for Sew Sweetness. As of the time of me typing this, I believe that the pattern will be avail. on the Sew Mamma Sew site.
The pattern has you use buckles on the flap and on the sides of the bag. I was unable to find the right size buckles. I looked several places...no luck. So, I had to ad lib a little bit. I used slider bars in place of the buckles on the flap. Also, since I didn't have any swivel hooks, I made my strap longer, ran it through rectangle rings, and made it adjustable with a slider bar.
For the side of the bag, the pattern instructs you to use 1" wide buckles. I couldn't find two matching 1" wide buckles. The closest I could find was 5/8" wide buckles. So, I changed the size of my side accent pieces to 1 1/8" wide x same length. I punched a hole in one side accent piece as instructed, folded it in half and basted this to one side of the side piece. Then I sewed three sides of the other accent piece wrong sides together, trimmed seam allowance, clipped corners, turned right side out and edge stitched along three sides. I basted the raw edge to the opposite side of the side piece. I marked where the buckle prong would hit the accent piece and punched a hole. I added an eyelet in the hole. I repeated this for the other side of the bag. To tack the loose hanging strap I cut a piece
1 1/8" x 2 1/2" I folded the raw edges of the 1 1/8" side to meet in the center. I edge stitched along each side. I then folded under one raw edge 1/4" and glued it. I let this dry then wrapped this around the overhang and side accent piece and glued it, again. I glued it because I used faux leather and wasn't in the mood to attempt to sew it.
This is the inside of the bag with a divided slip pocket on one side and a large zipper pocket on the other.
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