Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cross-Body Bag

Chloe Jo has all but outgrown the stroller. We are keeping it around just in case for now, but I don't plan on taking it to the zoo or to the mall any more. Lately I've ended up pushing dolls around or just the empty stroller.

One thing that I don't particularly like about this is that I have to carry my purse all of the time. My purse is heavy. I never used to carry a ton of stuff, but that has changed since having a little one. I have been looking for a cross body bag for a while to use on zoo trips and other times when I just need a few things. I haven't been able to find what I am looking for so I went on a search for a pattern. I had a specific idea in my mind and I wanted to use things I had on hand. Again I struck out.

Last night, I finally got out my trusty graph paper and made myself a pattern. I went to work and a few hours later I had an adorable cross-body bag perfect for those zoo trips!

The pink polka dot fabric is a pocket. The back of the purse does not have the pocket.

It is fully lined with a divider. I had a black zipper on hand so I used that for the closure.

I'm looking forward to using it the next time we go to the zoo!

Do you think this is something I should offer in my store?

9 comments:

RockinMom said...

YES! You should offer these at your store. I would order one. Love it.

Wes and Kendall said...

Yes! Super cute!

Alicia_B said...

YES!!! I love it!!! Could you even make a larger one?

Lisa said...

Alicia, yes I can make a larger one. I actually wanted a bigger one, but I only had a 9 inch zipper on hand so I had to go with that!

Cheryl said...

Very cute bag and so impressed that you designed it yourself! Yes, you should offer these in your store.

Chelley N said...

Yes, I want to order one!!!

Christina said...

yes you should put stuff like this in your store. My cousin had an Etsy store with bags like this and did really well.

Antha Duncan said...

I want to order one:)

RockinMom said...

Idea- this would be cool if you could carry camera lenses in it.