As some of you know I’ve been teaching this summer at My Sewing Room. One of the classes I taught was the Pink Chalk Mail Sack. I taught the class three times over the summer and at the last class was determined to finished one of the big bags just for me.
I wanted to step out of my comfort zone with the fabric and find something BIG and BOLD, maybe even FLORAL – which is not usually what I lean towards. But I was having trouble finding just the right fabric.
When we were in Kauai, Nate and I went to a great fabric store. And I mean great. The fabric selection was amazing and I found two prints that were PERFECT. I had brought with me the requirements for the bag and picked up the two prints.
When I had gotten home I taught the class one more time. I decided this time I would make mine along side my students – for the most part. I used it as my demo bag, but honestly stitched most of it at home.
This is the inside of the bag. It has a pocket using the front bag material and a zipper pocket using the lining material.
I’m not sure what type (exactly) of fabric this is, but it is heavier than canvas, reminds me of an outdoor fabric. It has a great weight for a messenger bag.
I love this pattern. Really do. You should try it yourself. I had the privilege of teaching some of the ladies a couple of times during the summer, and many of them have made the bag two, three – ten times (in one instance). Once you get the hang of it – it speeds by.