Oh boy.... Today I am both super excited AND super nervous at being the first cab of the rank for the Bag of the Month Club for 2018. So I may as well just bite the bullet and DO THIS....
DRUMROLL.......Introducing The Podium, my contribution to the club for January. The pattern has now been added to all membership accounts! If you haven't joined yet, there is still time to join, click here to sign up!
The Podium is a roomy across the body bag with an adjustable strap. Featuring an exterior quick access phone pocket which is also great for keys if you don’t have a phone. Inside the roomy under flap main compartment which closes with a magnetic snap, you will find a zipper pocket, 2 slip pockets and a pen pocket. The large flap is great to feature your favourite fabric or embroidery and add a cute little tassel to complete the picture! Super fun easy weekend project!
The pattern includes instructions for both the strap connectors and a rectangular ring alternative method of attaching your strap.
Finished size: Approx. 29cm W X 20cm H X 15cm D (11 ½” W X 8” H X 6” D)
NOTE: This pattern only just makes it into the Intermediate category.....Some of the testers thought it was too easy for Intermediate so it is definitely NOT a difficult sew and one of my easier Intermediates! :)
Let's take a look at the tester photos....Needless to say, as usual, I love them all!
Judith of Judith Stitches:
Daryl - Patchouli Moon Studio :
Chera of Phipody
Next up is Katie:
Marilyn - Shades of Bold:
Diane of Bayou Bags:
Tara - UhOh Creations:
Ellen of Things by Ellen:
Nancy of Wrapped in Love:
........and Last BUT definitely not least Sas - Facebook HERE!
A great BIG HUGE thank you goes out to ALL of the testers for their time and trouble in helping me hone in on the best possible pattern I can bring you. These ladies are absolutely AMAZING! Thank you ALL! I couldn't do it without you! :)
Each of the designers patterns won't be available until 6 months after their respective release month so that means The Podium won't be available for the public to purchase until June 2018! If you are not a member of the Bag of the Month Club there is still time to join! The club is excellent value at $40 for 6 exclusive designer patterns by 6 innovative designers! Grab your membership NOW!
I sure hope you like it!