One of the many custom orders that I received this month, includes one of these "mini bags" that I sell on my Etsy site. A customer saw one that I had for sale using a college team fabric, and asked if I would make one using Dallas Cowboys print. Since I had just made a quilt for my son using Dallas Cowboys print, I had a few scraps left over that I used to make the first one.
The pattern that I use is from Lazy Girl Designs called the Runaround Bag. Ever since I made the first bag, I have also made a "mini key fob" to go with the "mini hipster". This is a fat quarter friendly pattern, and there is enough fabric left over to make a fob. Perfect two mini's to go together.
I had to run to Joann's this morning for some fleece and yarn to make some team baby blankets that are also on my Etsy site. While there, I came across a different pattern in the Dallas Cowboys, so I picked up some and made an alternative one so the customer could have a choice. This is the one that they happened to choose.
These bags are fully lined, with a back open pocket, measures 10" X 5", zipper closure to the main body of the bag, and a strap approximately 40 inches. I can cut and sew one, including the key fob, in less than an hour. One of the easiest bag pattern with a zipper that I have ever done. Actually the pattern calls for two fat quarters, but you can get two bags out of the focal print if you get a little extra of the contrasting print. The strap is long enough to carry the bag across the body.
Now onto the next custom order. This one is a bag/purse I have already done, you can read all about it here. I sold it shortly after putting it on my Etsy site, and apparently someone found it on Pinterest, and wants one exactly like it. This is a labor extensive bag to make, so it will take more than a few days to get done. I call it the "Browning Bag".