PPC30: What’s Next!?!

So here we go again!

With the Easy Go Wallet pattern safely in the books, it’s time to start working on our next pattern. And here’s the deal… as I was thinking thru what I might like to design this time, it occurred to me that of the last 10 patterns I’ve released, the four most successful ones have either been “sling bags”, or have at least included an option to be carried as a “sling-type” bag.  

So… since my last 5 designs have been true handbag designs, (with the exception of the last one which was a wallet design that could be can also be carried as a shoulder/crossbody bag), I thought it might be wise to revisit the category that has actually been our most successful design category in the last 5 years, that being….

a new Sling Bag design!

And here’s the deal… the one consistent request we’ve gotten for the past 4 years is for a NEW “Sling Bag” design…
only smaller… easily carried in a less obvious way, yet still able to hold a standard sized ladies wallet,
a smart phone and key fob, along with other small incidentals.

Right now I’m leaning toward two zippered entries (see drawing above) and that this bag would most naturally be carried cross-body, as a sling-type bag that would be ideal for travel, shopping or shows due to its smaller size & lightweight nature. This is especially true now, since so many sports and entertainment venues only allow a very small bag to accompany you inside…or the dreaded and totally off-putting CLEAR VINYL bag which I don’t EVER want to be caught carrying! 😀

But I do know that I definitely want the front, zippered pouch area to accommodate a standard sized ladies wallet PLUS a smart phone while I’d like for the back zippered area to be deeper and more suited for securely storing sensitive items such as a notepad, passports or boarding passes,

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

If you have comments you’d like to share, questions you’d like to ask or suggestions you’d like to make about this design, please feel free to leave them in the space provided below.

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  1. Diana Faue on September 5, 2023 at 8:26 am

    Inside pocket with magnet closure to hide stuff in!!

    • Kat on September 5, 2023 at 8:28 am

      Ahhhh…. I never thought of that. 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  2. Dawn on September 5, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Could you add one of your secret niches? I love those. And if it can be 3 inches or deeper, that would be great. In addition to my big smartphone, I need to take my inhaler, my stevia squirt bottle, my tiny hand cream, lip balm, and keys. Card and cash slots would be great too.

    • Kat on September 5, 2023 at 6:36 pm

      These are all great ideas! Thanks Dawn!

  3. DON on September 5, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    A fair/festival sling bag that has a concealed carry on the back. Maybe a bit more square than the teardrop front of the sling along. Able to carry a tablet and other electronics (or a flask and a small cigar case? 😎😄). If course a key ring.
    Maybe an external ring for hydration bottle. Maybe an option to wear as a sling or a small messenger bag.
    I’ve tried to modify the sling along a couple times but failed. I do not have your talent.
    I wanted the concealed compartment on the back so the bag could be pulled around to the front and accessed from right handed or left handed if it was sideways or from the top if it was carried in the messenger bag orientation.. It would be great if it could be made in vinyl, leather or waxed canvas or maybe even a rip stop material. If there were some elastic cords so one could put a light jacket rain jacket on the outside?

    • Kat on September 5, 2023 at 6:39 pm

      Love the “small flask/cigar case” comment! Gotta admit, I never thought of that option but I’ll think on that! And you my friend have talents that are unique to You only! Thanks for the ideas! 🙂