PPC27: the Inspiration & First Look


here we go again! I know it might sound funny to say this, but I always dread the actual starting on a new pattern. I put it off, and find other things I’ve just GOT to do, until I have no excuses left. But then… once I buckle down and actually force myself to start… there’s just something about getting out that tracing paper, the curved ruler, the pattern tape and the newly sharpened pencils that gets those juices flowing again! And then it just never fails… once I actually start on a new design…

I just can’t STOP!

And finally, for this particular sample, I added nothing to the backside of this bag, but FYI I plan on adding a slip pocket to the bag back and ALSO… a grommet so that you could place your phone back there and run your ear buds thru the grommet so that you can listen to your favorite podcast or some music while keeping your phone secure within the pocket!

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

First of all I would love to know your overall impression of this bag. Does this seem like a style you’d be interested in? And if so, what comments might you have about the features we have planned? And finally, if you have other comments you’d like to share or questions you’d like to ask about this design in general or this sample in specific, please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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  1. Alma+Lou+Annab on May 23, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Love the simplicity. And a place for everything. And the inside big enough for an iPad?
    Maybe include the use of RFID MATERIAL in that exterior pocket?
    RFID blocking systems reduce the transmitted signal power of the reader, preventing the microchip in the RFID card from working. This ensures RFID card security. Essentially, RFID readers transmit signals which power the microchip in the card, the microchip in the card then powers up and send data back to the reader.
    https://rfidcloaked.com › explaining…

    • Kat on May 23, 2022 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks for commenting Alma Lou. I dont think this bag’s interior will accomodate an iPad, but maybe a Kindle.

  2. Dawn on May 23, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Looks very cool! My favorite bags are bags that have wallet replacements. In fact, I can’t think of a bag I’ve carried in the last 5+ years that didn’t have that, starting with the first Everday Attache I made. I hope it’s a bit bigger than the Everday Attache though.

    • Kat on May 23, 2022 at 5:32 pm

      I do think this bag is a tad bigger than the Everyday Attache Dawn! 🙂

  3. Beth on May 23, 2022 at 11:17 am

    I like the features you’ve shared so far. The coin purse will be a nice addition! I’m looking forward to more reveals showing what the main interior compartment will be like, and how you will do the handles. I already know I’ll want to make this!

    • Kat on May 23, 2022 at 5:34 pm

      I can work the little coin purse in Beth. The area may be too small to accommodate it. Only time will tell! 🙂

  4. Lois M on May 23, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Starting a new pattern is like an artist staring at a blank canvas or a writer putting together that first sentence. It’s part of the process! Sewing and pattern making is another form of art – so the hesitation and time spent speculating is all a
    natural part of the process! When in doubt, look back on your successes!

    • Kat on May 23, 2022 at 5:36 pm

      I love this comment Lois! And I SO agree! 🙂

  5. Ann on May 31, 2022 at 11:38 am

    I really like the concept!! Would the center/main section have the option of elastic loops to hold specific items? I would love a purse that didn’t need a wallet but also kept my epipen in place, not roaming around the bottom of the bag.
    With the wallet section, do you think it will accommodate a check book tossed in?
    I am definitely looking to see how this goes.

    • Kat on May 31, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      There would definitely be room for those. 🙂