Sandra Saddle Bag + Double Zip Wallet
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Happy Tuesday! Today I want to share a pair of projects that I made before our trip to Disney World this Fall. I was trying not to stress myself out too much before our wedding, but I wanted to make something new to take on our trip.
I was in the mood to try a pattern I hadn't made before. I knew that I wanted something that I could wear cross body, and that was small but roomy. I decided that a saddle style bag would be the best option. I searched Pinterest and ended up discovering Swoon Patterns, and their Sandra Saddle Bag Pattern. Functionally, it seemed like the perfect choice, plus it had a vintage look to it. Total bonus!
It was a great excuse to use this Japanese print from my stash. I paired it with some gray chambray. The pattern has a lot of great details and the instructions were easy to follow. I purchased a kit for the hardware, there is a list of shops carrying the kits here.
The surprise is in the little zippered pocket, some George fabric! I wanted to be able to take George with us in a small way. The purse ended up being a great size for the trip, just big enough to tote things around, but not too bulky.
My regular wallet is a bit too big for when I travel, so I decided I would also make a wallet to go with the bag. I quickly settled on the Double Zip Wallet from Handmade Style by Anna Graham.
Since the purse I made was pretty neutral and low-key, I decided to use a pop of color for the wallet. I chose the green ripple canvas print from Anna's Rainwalk fabric collection. I paired the print with some plain cotton linen and a striped denim.
I love the sophistication that the hardware adds. I used antiqued brass snaps and metal zippers for my wallet. It's a great size, and has worked great for a number of trips! I like that I can keep change in the zippered parts, many wallet patterns don't have a place to put change. I recently used one side to hold receipts!
Zippers from Zipit, snaps from Snapsource.
These types of projects are some of my favorites. Being able to make something to fill a specific need never gets old!