PPC31: Fractal Flowers

So… in our last post I indicated I was pleased with this design so far, but was still toying with the idea of interior zippered pocket. You might recall that I felt like the pocket I added to our our last sample was located too low within the bag, making it difficult to access plus…the contents of the pockets tended to take up volume in the important lower bag area.

So this time, I added the pocket to the upper third of the interior and here’s the deal… I STILL was not pleased with it! Turns out— the pocket is just as difficult to access here. It’s so annoying to get into, that if it were me, I would never use it, so I’m afraid… it’s OUT!

Here’s two front views– I’ve perfected the side attachment area for the D-rings
and I’m much happier with this change. I also like how this bag seems to be
such a perfect pallet for two great coordinating fabrics.

And here are two back views (with the FIVE D-ring attachments), which allow so easily for 3 different carrying styles by simply unhooking and hooking the straps in an alternate way!

And speaking of different carrying styles… -this bag can be a shoulder bag by attaching your snaphooks to the 2 D-rings on the side, or…

for bagpacking it, just make an extra strap & hook both into the top D-ring & then 1 each into the bottom back D-rings, or…

for sling bagging it, go back to using just 1 strap & keep it attached to the top D-ring, w/the remaining hook attached to a bottom back D-ring.

It’s SO easy to be versatile!

And now…
a word about this cool fabric!

I bought a bolt of this fabric (Fractal Flowers) over a year ago and just haven’t found the right way to use it until now! Here are the details!

the focal fabric– “Fractal Flowers” by Studio E
the contrast– “Basic Wave” by Laurel Burch

“Basic Wave is part of a very old Laurel Burch collection which was in my stash ( I can’t believe I actually found another way to use it!)
But if you like the look of “Fractal Flowers”, just click HERE to pick up some for YOUR usage!

So now… since I’m pretty much satisfied with the design and components of this new pattern, look for us to share the dimensions of this new design, & hopefully its name in our next post in this series?

And now… it’s your turn!

I’d love to know what you think of this design thus far. Does this bag seem like one you might enjoy carrying? And if you have comments you’d like to share, suggestions you’d like to make, 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. Nancy Rosa on May 4, 2024 at 6:36 am

    Looks really good, Kat! This one should be another big seller for you.

    • Kat on May 4, 2024 at 8:58 am

      Thanks Nancy and I hope so! 🙂

  2. Charlene Samanich on May 4, 2024 at 7:13 am

    HI Kat! Have you thought about adding an inside D-Ring to be able to clip your keys to, since you are eliminating the inside pocket? I know I personally hate having to dig down to try and find my car keys. Just a thought.

    • Kat on May 4, 2024 at 8:57 am

      I think we could try that. My concern is that the weight of the keys could pull down the top of the bag in an unattractive way. I’ll give it a try though. 🙂

      • Chris on May 13, 2024 at 12:41 pm

        You could put the key on a leash.

  3. Chris on May 13, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    I like the look of the bag. I like that you can use it 3 different ways, the size is nice, I can’t see the inside., picture of that would be helpful. Would be nice to have some built in credit card slots so that we wouldn’t need a wallet.

    • Kat on May 13, 2024 at 5:23 pm

      It really isnt easy to photograph the inside of this bag. Ive tried numerous ways but they just dont come out very good. Some bags are just like this. 🙁