My sister is a great sounding board when I want to talk about what to make at craft shows. She's not a sewist herself, but she has great fashion and style and loves to shop at craft shows! So she suggested a bit ago that I should make some cross body bags that are a little smaller than the regular size ones I already make. So I took her advice!
The first cross body bag that I made ever was for myself a few years ago. I still use it for my daily use purse. The pattern that I used was the Mail Sack Bag from Pink Chalk Studio. After making that one, I started designing a bag that was more me, and would be cute to sell at craft shows. When I decided to make some bags in a new size I went right back to that pattern and got started. They are a great pattern company and luckily are happy if people are interested in making their bag to sell in small quantities at craft shows. So this week I whipped up four new bags.
I have a few more cut out and am already starting to think about what I want that's different in a bag and how I can do another small bag that's more me. Even though it's easier to cut pattern pieces from one piece of fabric, I prefer the look of patchwork on a handmade quilted bag. That is my best selling large bag design and I think that I will be incorporating that into my new size bags too.
I think this set turned out great, though! I love the colors and prints and am excited to make more!