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Today I am happy to be able to share with you my City Slicker Pattern from the Bag of the Month Club....I had SOOO much fun being a part of the club and it's kinda sad that July has rolled on in and there is no pattern coming into my inbox But never fear.....The club will be back running again from January next year so that IS something to look forward to! :) 

Anyway....Back to my City Slicker Pattern. There are TWO versions to this pattern! An Intermediate version which is quicker and easier and which most sewists who have made a few bags would be able to handle ......and an Advanced version for those sewists that like a bit of a challenge! :) Let's check out the Advanced version first:

Advanced City Slicker by ChrisW Designs
City Slicker - Advanced Version!

The CITY SLICKER advanced is the perfect sized handbag for a day out shopping, with loads of pockets to keep organised while you shop! It features a front twist lock pocket (perfect for your keys) and a back welt slip pocket which is handy for quick access to your phone. A top zippered closure keeps your main compartment nice and secure. Inside you will find a zippered pocket, a pleated pocket perfect for your sunglasses, 6 slip pockets, and 2 pen pockets.

Finished bag size = approx. 40cm (15 ¾”) W  X 25cm (10”) H X 10cm (4”) D. 

Back view of the City Slicker
Back view with welt slip pocket of the Advanced City Slicker

 

Interior view of the City Slicker!
Interior view of the City Slicker!
Side view of the Advanced City Slicker!
Side view of the Advanced City Slicker!

The CITY SLICKER intermediate is the perfect sized handbag for a day out shopping, with loads of pockets to keep organised while you shop! It features a front twist lock pocket (perfect for your keys) and a back slip pocket which is handy for quick access to your phone. A top zippered closure keeps your main compartment nice and secure. Inside you will find a zippered pocket, 4 slip pockets, and 2 pen pockets.

Finished bag size = approx. 40cm (15 ¾”) W  X 25cm (10”) H X 10cm (4”) D. 

Front view of the Intermediate City Slicker
City Slicker - Intermediate Version!
Back view of the slip pocket - Intermediate City Slicker!
Back view of the slip pocket - Intermediate City Slicker!
Interior view of the City Slicker - Intermediate Version!
Interior view of the City Slicker - Intermediate Version!
Side view of the Intermediate City Slicker!
Side view of the Intermediate City Slicker!

Just what are the differences? Well.....the intermediate has triangular shaped tabs which are easier to sew than the advanced version's curves PLUS it has a simpler back slip pocket where the advanced has a welt slip pocket. The interior configuration varies a little and the method of attaching the exterior zipper closure is also a little easier to follow! There are a few other minor differences which allow the intermediate sewer to more easily complete their bag compared to the advanced which is more challenging and time consuming.

Can't decide which version to buy? You can also be be creative and use features from either version to make your own or why not make them both! 

You can buy a bundle of both versions in my shop for just $2 more than the price of the advanced pattern! :) Just click on either version and look for the bundle "Add to Cart" button!

Now I'd like to share with you some photos of my testers really awesome bags! I won't babble on today about each one since it is after 1am when I am editing this and I need to get some sleep! LOLL Anyway, they are ALL fabulous and you can see that for yourself! :)

In no particular order...  Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio made this version:

Daryl's City Slicker

Daryl's City Slicker back

Daryl's City Slicker - Interior

Side view of Daryl's City Slicker!

Marilyn of Shades Of Bold:

Marilyn's City Slicker
Marilyn's City Slicker - Back View!

Interior view of Marilyn's City Slicker!

Marilyn decided to use a double zipper! Great idea!

Marilyn's zipper on her City Slicker!

Next up we have Robin of Robin's Fabric Nest:

Robin's City Slicker!

Back view of Robin's City Slicker!

Dyan:

Dyan's City Slicker!

Back view of Dyan's City Slicker!

Dyan has a helper just like I do! LOL

Dyan's helper!
Dyan's Helper!

Krista:
Krista's City Slicker!

Back view of Krista's City Slicker!

Interior view of Krista's City Slicker! Kathy:

Kathy's City Slicker!

Kathy's City Slicker - Interior view!

Mary:

Mary's City Slicker!

 

Mary's City Slicker Interior!

 Trish:

Trish's City Slicker!

Interior view of Trish's City Slicker!

Trish's City Slicker - Side View!

So that's it! ....some really gorgeous City Slicker bags I must say!.....don't you agree? 

Many thanks goes out to my wonderful testers and my proof Reader Rochelle of of esheep designs. Thanks to these wonderful helpers I feel confident I am bringing you a quality pattern as free of errors as I can possibly make it! :)

So now I hope you are feeling inspired and ready to sew? ...You can find the pattern for either version of my City Slicker bag (or the bundle of both at the special price!) in my pattern shop HERE!

Happy Sewing!

Christine

 

Kenny with my City Slicker bag! :)
Kenny and The City Slicker Bag!

 

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