Friday, July 13, 2007

My entry for the Sew, Mama, Sew July Big, Big Bag Month contest is this convertible wristlet/shoulder bag. I designed this bag out of my own needs. I found that I loved to carry my essentials in a wristlet size bag, but now and then I wished that I could fit it on my shoulder. So I came up with this convertible design.
When the swivel clip is attached to the zipper the strap acts as a wristlet strap, and seconds as a great zipper pull. When the swivel clip is attached to the D-ring the strap can be used to carry the bag on your shoulder.
Over the last year I've changed the shape of the bag of few times, this pleated version is my most recent pattern.

The bag is 8 inches across the top, and 9.5 inches at it's widest width. The bag is 6.5 inches deep. Just right for carrying a coin purse, business card/credit card case, lip balm and whatever other essential bits and pieces I may need.

I've also added two pockets inside to help keep things in their place.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Etsy's Wisconsin Street Team (WIST) now has it's own CafePress shop! ZenithJade has even made one of my WIST postcards and one of my photographs into some great little WIST products! Proceeds from the WIST CafePress shop go to help fund WIST projects.