Today I have great pleasure in introducing Daryl's Drive. My newest addition to the Easy Street range!
The Daryl’s Drive is the perfect weekend project or a great design to Sew & Sell! Featuring a wonderfully uncluttered exterior perfect for showcasing your favourite fabric or embroidery design. The exterior also features a handy quick access phone pocket inconspicuously located in the seam at the back of the bag.
Inside you will find a spacious interior which includes a zipper pocket, a pen pocket and two slip pockets.
Make your bag from all fabrics for the easiest sew or a combination of fabric and vinyl or pleather for something a little more challenging. Choose from making your own strap connectors or using metal connectors for added bling!
Finished size: Approx. 30 - 36cm W (Depending on whether you puff your sides in or push them outwards) X 25.5cm H X 18cm D (12”- 14” W X 10” H X 7” D)
So just what is an "Easy Street" pattern? Just to recap:
Our Easy Street Patterns are relatively quick and easy to make, yet still retain some pretty COOL features ChrisW Designs is renowned for, making them more than just a run of the mill design. However they are not aimed at beginner bag makers as they do assume some prior sewing skills and previous bag making experience. Primarily these patterns are aimed at the Sew & Sell maker looking to add some unique & stylish designs to their inventory being less time consuming to make than our 'regular' range of designs. They also make great gifts or a satisfying quick sew just for FUN!
Note: Easy Street Patterns have smaller PDF's and as such provide cutting measurements only for rectangular pieces and do not have a text only version at the end.
Lets have a look at the testers versions:
First up we have Marilyn of Shades of Bold:
See Marilyn's Shades of Bold blog HERE.
Norma of Norma's Bag Boutique:
Norma decided to add a zipper closure to her bag AND the good news is that she has written a tutorial on how she did it and I will be sharing that with you on the blog very shortly! :)
You can see more of Norma's work in her Etsy shop HERE!
Maria of Mia Creates:
Visit Mia Creates.
Judith of Judith Stitches.
Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio
YES! You got it! This is THE Daryl after which this particular Easy Street pattern has been named! :)
Next up is Nancy of Wrapped in Love
Rachel of Tiger In a Tornado:
Robin of Robin's Fabric Nest:
How Fabulously festive is Robin's Photography! :)
See more of Ellen's work on her Facebook page HERE!
Sas of Saselven Designs's:
You can visit Sas on Facebook HERE!
You can visit Sonja's Facebook Page HERE!
I'm sure you will agree that the testers bags are ALL fantastic! Special thanks goes to each and every tester as I just would not e able to do this job without them! So thank you ALL!
While the majority of the testers chose to make vinyl accents...and I personally love the vinyl, it is worth my noting that if you are newer to sewing bags or if you have a machine that doesn't like thicknesses, you will find it much easier to make this design using all quilting cottons. Here is a version that I made using all quilting cottons and the strap connectors are made as per pattern:
The bag in the cover photo at the top of the post uses Strap Connectors from Handbag Hardware (Australia). Just for fun, here is one I whipped up using an alternative strap connector from Emmaline Bags, with glitter mirror canvas from Mikri World. I have to admit I really LOVE this stuff! It is extremely easy to sew!
My favourite thing about this bag (besides the quick access phone pocket) is how wide it opens up makig it easy to access all your goodies inside!
So there you have it and I hope you like it as much as I do! Daryl's Drive is available in my shop now!