I want to take this moment to thank my pattern testers. They took their precious time and fabrics and risked in on my early drafts and this pattern is better for it. THANK YOU SO MUCH, DEAR FRIENDS!
Would you like to see their versions? I thought so.
First off, we have Kat Schrodt, known on Instagram as mama_kat. She has such a great eye for color and I am grateful for her photos that showcase the size of the bag.
I wouldn’t want to put out a bag pattern without the bag making queen Natalie of Carry Hers giving it a look. I love how she added extra topstitching detail to her bag. It really makes it pop!
Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts made her version out of vinyl which she had more readily available. Now I want a metallic version for myself!
My talented and smarty-pants college roommate Abbey was also one of my pattern testers. I love the combination of blue prints that she used for her fabrics. You can also see the zippered pocket in her bag interior.
Last, but most definitely not least, is Rhonda. Rhonda is the creative talent behind CarterJade on Etsy. I am tickled that I can now clam her as a real life friend, because I randomly ran into her on the streets of a tiny Amish town this past weekend. It really is a small small sewing world!
Their work is so very inspiring. Isn’t it? Thank you for sharing your talent with me, ladies!
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They all look lovely! Well done ladies 🙂