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Cross the Body Bag - Sneak Peak at my Latest Pattern - Name Needed - Testers Needed Too! :)

QUICK UPDATE! YES....this pattern IS now available....it's the Lombard Street bag and is in my pattern shop HERE!

So I thought it is time to give you a sneak peak at the pattern I am working on at the moment, given it is not far off completion! It is a cross the body bag (Or do you like to say 'across' the body bag? LOL) with an adjustable strap, among many other features.....BUT it is no ordinary cross the body bag...it comes with a little secret!

Here's the front view:

 

ChrisW Designs new Cross the Body Bag
Front view


Let's zoom in a little closer: 

 

Cross the body bag - by ChrisW Designs
Closer view....


Ok.....a little closer still: 

 

A PDF pattern for a cross the body bag with a secret!
Closeup of front pocket configuration

 

Well....admitedly it is a little hard to tell what you are looking at in this picture so I will fill you in! On the front of the bag, which we are looking at in the above photo....it has two large slip pockets (The two bottom zig zag lines) a smart phone pocket hidden within the top large slip pocket (No that isn't the secret!)....

 

ChrisW Designs Cross the Body Bag PDF Designer bag pattern
Another view of the front pockets


PLUS a hidden zipper pocket recessed below and behind the top line just below my label. 

You would be forgiven for thinking that is the secret I am referring to....but it isn't! Let's keep looking!

The top of the bag has a recessed zipper compartment....nothing secret about that, except that inside the main roomy compartment below this zipper, there are four additional slip pockets which you can't see here! LOL

 

ChrisW Designs Recessed zipper closure of the cross the body bag
Recessed Zipper Closure


So now lets turn the bag around and take a look at the back: 

 

Cross the body bag with adjustable strap
Back View with a Secret!


Now can you see what secret is hidden BEHIND the bag? No, not really? OK...Here's a side view: 

ChrisW Designs advanced sewing pattern for a cross the body bag
Side view of the back of the bag


NOW can you see it? Here's another pic for an even better birds eye view:

 

cross the body bag with Zippered iPad Pouch
Birds eye view!


Got it now? It's a zippered, padded iPad pouch pocket, no less BUT much more! LOL Of course you could put any other similar sized electronic device in there or indeed anything else you might care to stash away! LOL

So.....what do you think? Do you like it?? I hope so! BUT....can you help me NAME the bag??

WIN a FREE Hardware kit PLUS newly released Pattern:

I am offering the newly released pattern PLUS the hardware both FREE of charge to whomever suggests the name I finally choose for the bag!

To enter simply leave your name (Or names!) suggestion in the comment section below! PLEASE leave your name as well as....and this is REALLY important...a method of contacting you should you win!....(The namer of Dawn to Dusk still has their hardware kit and pattern awaiting....was that YOU??) HINT: I am leaning towards a name other than a persons name BUT not one describing the fabric as this isn't going to be the cover bag! ;)

Testers Needed:

PLUS.........I am looking for a handful of extra testers with access to ByAnnie's Soft & Stable stabiliser for making the bag PLUS an ipad or other similar electronic device (Ok...the iPad isn't absolutely mandatory BUT would help if you do have one to test the fit! LOL), pretty please! I am thinking the pattern is likely to be rated Advanced simply because of the slightly more complex assembly of the iPad pouch pocket, so no beginners please!

Finished bag size = Approx. 24cm (9½”)  X 29cm (11½”) X 5cm ( 2”)

Testing will be either the weekend of the 15th/16th September OR the following weekend 22nd/23rd.....plus you will have a couple of extra days either before the weekend or after to test, depending on just when I get it finished! If you are keen to have a go at testing please email me direct (Not comment below please, this for NAMES only or other comments such as how much you LOVE the bag! LOLLL!) 

Thanks for your interest! :)
Happy bag making,

Christine

P.S. Please forgive me for not personally commenting on all the comments and name suggestions for this post....if I did, I would be here all day instead of working on the pattern! LOLL....BUT rest assurred I READ and appreciate every single one of them! :) Thank you!

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