PPC21: Time to Man Up!


in our last post I showed you a Side Slinger sample that I was a little disappointed in and let’s face it, that happens every now and then, but no biggie… I’ve already moved on to the next sample on my list! And here’s the deal… it’s my belief that this particular bag is one that men will find just as interesting and useful as will women, so with that in mind, here’s the sample I created to illustrate that point!

For this sample, I chose a faux leather with a weathered, vintage look. I’ve always admired the look of an old, used leather jacket and this particular piece has a very genuine appeal!

Yep, he’s a cutie! I have a feeling he’ll break a few hearts along the way, but he does wear this bag well, no?

This of course was the 2nd faux leather bag I’ve made during this edition of Purse Pattern Chronicles and I have to say, these two particular faux leathers couldn’t have been MORE different to use or to work with!

So stay tuned for an upcoming post in this series where I’ll outline these differences and give you some tips and tricks to remember should YOU decide to make up this bag or any other design using faux leather!

So…. in closing, Am I happy with this, our latest Side Slinger sample?
The answer is an emphatic YES!

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

What do YOU think about this sample? And could you see a young man in your life carrying a bag like this to work or to school? And DO stay tuned for our next post in this series! Now that we’ve made all of the samples we’ll be considering for our pattern cover, it’s time to let you…

help us choose which bag to put on our pattern cover!

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  1. Norma Heaton. UK on May 10, 2020 at 5:03 am

    I love the look and think it could be very successful with young men. However I am not so keen on the zip colour and think a beige or brown zip would look better than the stripes. Only a little niggle!

    • Kat on May 10, 2020 at 5:16 am

      Thanks for commenting Norma. My husband thought black zips would look better. To each his own- no problem!

  2. Margie Veon on May 10, 2020 at 5:09 am

    What comments did your nephew have about “wearing” such a bag?? Just wondering.

    • Kat on May 10, 2020 at 5:15 am

      He said he liked the idea! 🙂

  3. Ruth D on May 10, 2020 at 11:45 am

    This bag looks great on Lance – looks like he likes it too.
    I’m giving it a second look myself. Thanks.
    Ruth D.

  4. Karol on May 10, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    As a bag for male or female (or all the others they identify now) maybe needs one of each on the front. Not everyone can look at a pattern and ‘see’ it in lots of different fabrics and colors. Some females may walk by a ‘male’ looking bag pattern and a man, looking for a bag pattern more than likely would walk past a ‘female’ looking bag pattern. JMHO

    • Kat on May 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      I think that’s a good idea Karol! 🙂