I finished up some bags for Patty and got everything mailed off to her. In my Odds and Ends post, I showed you parts of parts of her order. Let's go through it all!
Here's her Hold the Phone! Bag. She wanted a longer strap, with the leash hardware, to wear over her shoulder at work.
My FAVORITE part of the order was her Deeve Bag! (The bag is really more symmetrical than it appears in this photo...):
I originally looped the side D-rings through a "single flat pleat" like the ones on Shelli's BDU Deeve Bag -- like in the photo above. The D-rings are the things the strap/handle goes through. That's what I'm calling them, anyway. Then it hit me - what if I folded the pleats inward, and made it a double, tuck-in pleat? I gave it a go, and got this:
I LOVE it! I really think it's a great "shape". The really cool part is, with the aid of a tiny screwdriver, you can change it around however you like it! Ha! Umm... I meant to do that all along ... ! If that doesn't make sense, check out the last photo in this post; it shows a close-up of the D-rings.
The main fab is a Laurel Burch - with dog faces. I'm not good at picking favorites, but let me say that as fabric goes, this one is right up there. It was also the first time I used polypro for the strap/handle on a Deeve - Patty has had favorable feedback on it for me! I love the look and will do that again VERY soon!
Here's a detail shot of the front:
Here's the coordinating HTP! Bag:
I used a YLI Jewel-toned variegated thread on the inside and outside. It goes with SO much!
Lastly, here's the inside of the Deeve Bag:
I also got Heather's order out to her this past week; I'll post that up within the next couple of days!
Thanks for reading!